When it comes to life, sometimes it's only about how much money we make and get. Sometimes, we forget that life is not only about work, but also about pleasures, little pleasures. Appreciating them seems difficult if we tend to see life as a whole, not in detail.
How to appreciate little pleasures?
Life is full of little pleasures, the problem is that we are not able to see or appreciate them. There is some advice to live as much as possible.
The first key, the first tip that should be followed is to be present at any time. Whether just a tea or coffee time with friends, we should be present physically and mentally. Actually, when we become a workaholic, we don't really appreciate time with friends, our thoughts fly over and get busy with upcoming meetings, appointments and work problems.
However, being present mentally and emotionally when we spend a relief time with people is important. Have in your mind that over thinking is not good not only for the mental health but also for social life because no one can captivate your attention and relationship can be neglected.
What kinds of pleasures can we be grateful for? The answer is all. A little pleasure can be a smile from a baby or a stranger, an unexpected call from a long-time friend or a walk with our partner or friends. Such moments can seem little but we should be grateful. By doing so, we will be happier.
In fact, this kind of attitude affects our soul and body at the same time because it releases happiness hormones and reinforces immunity defense.
Take time to appreciate all things
When we are not concentrated about what happens around us, we can't feel pleasure for real. We should slow down and see around that little pleasures are on the details. Having money and spending it with our needs belong to pleasures but have you ever thought about how pleasant it is to watch the sunset?
When you have the opportunity to do that, and you can do it every single day, just focus on the details of this moment: reflection, the beauty of the landscape or the birds' song at this time. This aspect makes us conscious that pleasure is on the little thing and teaches us to take time to appreciate them.
Take time for yourself
Even if you are as busy as ever, don't forget to take time for yourself because when you are overwhelmed, you can't find pleasures in your life; whether it is everyday life with its routine or when you are on vacation, for example. Going on a trip can be resourceful for everyone because at this moment, we are more sensitive about how much life is full of little pleasures.
Therefore, appreciating life adds other things: inner peace - and it's really important. A messenger of peace, Prem Rawat, confirms the importance of inner peace for ourselves and for the others. In his conferences, he always said the key is to find inner peace alone and then spread to others.
Prem Rawat is also an example for someone who has taken time for him to be more present in other people's life. Maybe it seems difficult to follow those pieces of advice but they can be useful at any time. No one can steal your happiness if you can appreciate little pleasures in your life. Don't worry then and begin to appreciate little pleasures.