Appreciating the Little Things

We all have our own unique set of items, people or experiences that bring us joy. 

Some experience joy from drinking a cup of coffee, discovering a new book or taking a daily walk.

No matter the activity – if it makes you happy, you should continue doing it.

Whenever you find yourself feeling stressed, focusing on what brings you joy can help transform your mindset. 

Appreciate Your Routine

Most of us thrive on routine. Finding a routine that makes you feel happy, relaxed and at ease is something to be grateful for.

For example, it’s very common for people to start the day with a cup of coffee or tea.

Yes, you may love the taste of your morning beverage, but you also may find comfort in the ritual. 

It can take months or even years to land on a morning or night routine that makes you happy.

 If you have found one you love – celebrate that. 

Celebrate Problem-Solving

Even though we may not always realize it, we face and solve problems on a daily basis.

Discovering a new route home that avoids heavy traffic or learning how to navigate a confusing tool for work are both great examples of daily problem-solving. 

Whenever you navigate an obstacle (big or small), you should be proud that you have the skill set to tackle it. 

Practice Social Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help you find joy in your everyday life. 

But contrary to popular belief, mindfulness isn’t always found through meditation or going on a nature walk. 

You can attain mindfulness socially too. Appreciating your interactions with family, friends are peers falls under the umbrella of social mindfulness.