The capacity to measure time is one of the most important human achievements. From clocks to calendars our being is governed by the passing of time. As a child I remember the days, weeks, months and years seemed to go on forever, but as an adult I know how quickly time can pass. I recently wrote about creating the life you want and I feel part of this is also about learning to live for now and enjoying each moment more.
The demands of everyday life mean we spend a lot of our time rushing from one thing to the next and really not savouring the moments. We know that gaining a better life balance ultimately makes us happy and with only so many hours in the day, perhaps what we need is to learn to be more productive and put off till the next day the things that can wait. Earlier this year I took part in the 100 Happy Days Challenge and it really did make me focus on the small things that make me happy. Think about what makes you happy and make time for these things, don’t wait to create the time.
We are all so guilty of wishing our lives away. Think about the last big event you planned and I bet you couldn’t wait for it to happen. I’m not sure where the saying ‘time flys when you’re having fun’ comes from but it is certainly true. Before we know it what we had been so eager to get here is gone in a flash. We should be taking joy in the build up to an event and make this part of the enjoyment because this is part of creating precious moments.
Precious moments are what memories are made of and there will come a time when there’s no more opportunities to create those precious moments and all we have are our the memories. So make your moments count, take pleasure in the small things and let the big things create memories that last for a lifetime.
You will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory