With all the hustle and bustle in our lives, it’s easy for us to forget to slow down and focus our attention on the things that really matter. Life is full of little moments; here are some tips on how to enjoy them all.
1. Enjoy Your Birthday
Some people dread getting older — another birthday means you’re further away from your youth. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could disassociate our birthdays with getting older and instead celebrate ourselves? Indulge in your favorite dessert, buy yourself something nice, and by all means, enjoy your loved ones’ stunning rendition of the “Happy Birthday” song! The day only comes but once a year, and it’s never guaranteed. Have gratitude for the day and live it up.
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2. Enjoy Sleepless Nights With Your Tiny Human
Yes, it’s two in the morning. Yes, you haven’t had a full eight hours of sleep in what feels like years. We get it– this stage can be hard. But, trust us, you’ll miss it when you’re up at two in the morning waiting for your teenager to get home. Enjoy the sweet moments in the dead of night when all your baby wants is you or when your toddler wakes up with a fever demanding cuddles; those will be distant memories before you know it.
3. Enjoy Laughing At Yourself
Listen: We all mess up and make a fool out of ourselves. Enjoy the joke life is playing on you and laugh! Not only will it make you feel better, but it will make others around you see that silly things don’t get you down, which is admirable. Even if that “silly thing” is spilling a $5 latte all over your work pants on a busy Monday morning.
4. Enjoy Working
Have you ever heard the quote “Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life?” It’s the truth. Sure, you’ll have the occasional boring meeting or a day that just doesn’t seem to end, but look at the big picture: Are you doing what you love? If the answer is yes, rejoice in your work.
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5. Enjoy Spending Time With Your Family
The house is a mess, you really need to start on laundry and the grass won’t cut itself. Guess what? Those chores aren’t going anywhere. Stop stressing over the spaghetti on the floor and go play with your kids. Take the dog for a walk instead of washing the fourth load of laundry today. Your kids — and your dog — will appreciate you taking time away from chores and instead focusing that time on them. Would you rather your children look back on their early days and remember you cleaning while they were playing, or would you rather they remember their mom giving them unlimited piggyback rides?
6. Enjoy The Mess
Remember those dishes, your uncut grass and your dirty clothes? They’re still here since you (wisely) spent your time with your family! Now, how about enjoying the cleanup? That’s right, put on a good cleaning playlist and get to work! You’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment when you’re done and will also get a nice energy boost from listening to your favorite music.
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7. Enjoy Being Busy
Things to do, people to see. It seems to be the story of your life. Embrace the busyness of your life right now; in due time, things will slow down. Someday, you’ll no longer have to drop your kids off at a different sports practice twice a week or cook dinner for your family of five every evening, and you’ll find yourself missing the busyness.
8. Enjoy Traffic
I know, you’re in a hurry. Why do traffic jams even happen? Just drive! While you’re sitting on the freeway, turn on your favorite podcast or listen to your favorite artist and enjoy being able to fully concentrate on it. Just make sure the vehicle you’re driving is insured!
9. Enjoy Alone Time
The kids are asleep, your partner is working late and you’re tempted to go to bed early for a change. If you’re lacking sleep, by all means, catch up on it now! But, you could also take this time to practice a little self care. Catch up on “This Is Us” or read that book that’s collecting dust on your bookshelf. Take a long bath with plenty of essential oils or unwind with a glass of wine. Whatever you choose to fill this time with, make sure you’re doing something you enjoy.
10. Enjoy The Change Of Plans
You were really looking forward to a girls’ night out, but your best friend called and canceled because her daughter came down with the flu. You can’t help but feel a little pang of disappointment. But it’s ok! Now you’ve got a night all to yourself. See No. 9 on this list to choose how to spend this alone time.
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A great way to fully enjoy these moments without unnecessary anxiety is by making sure you’ve got the right insurance plans in place. Block Insurance offers home, auto, life, farm and commercial insurance to help you get peace of mind and live your life to the fullest. Request a quote from one of our agents today!
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