If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or the next year… Today should always be our most wonderful day. ~Thomas Dreier
The ability to live in the present and savor positive experiences has been scientifically proven to enhance and prolong happiness. People who become ‘experts’ at extending and reliving good feelings as well as appreciating things both big and small tend to experience less negative emotions such as stress and depression.
People who appreciate and savor life experiences were found to be more:
There are many ways we can hone our savoring skills. Like anything, these take time to perfect but the benefits are far-reaching.
7 Tips for Savoring Life
1. Relish the ordinary
2. Reminisce positive experiences with family and friends
3. Daydream about a happy time or place
4. Celebrate good news
5. Be open to beauty, talent, genius, creativity, and excellence
6. Be mindful
7. Take pleasure in your 6 senses
Each of these ‘gratitude practices’ enables us to relive and appreciate the uplifting and positive things that occur throughout our lives. They help us remember to stop and smell the roses, to savor the moment and make today your most wonderful day.