Look 👀 on the bright side.
No doubt this has been a tragic experience for many. Some people have gotten very sick, while others may be in fear, feeling anxiety over their health, their loved one’s health, and over their livelihoods.
Even if you have an income, and are healthy, your life has very likely changed fast in just a few weeks. Many people’s social lives have grinded to a halt. They’re stuck inside, not knowing what to do with themselves.
I had an idea to help. Something I’ll be doing personally for the next 7 days and wanted to share. I've shared this with my clients, who are all hunkering down either alone or with loved ones.
In my downtime, I’m taking a class at Yale University on happiness and one section is on the Science of Savoring. Each day for 7 days I’m going to savor an experience I enjoy. What do I mean by savor? Savoring something lengthens and intensifies the positive emotions related to an experience. Savoring can keep you in the moment and prevent your mind from wandering. It makes you remember the good things in life.
You can savor by taking a photo, taking notes, posting on social media (like I’m doing), taking a memento/souvenir from the experience, sharing it with a friend, meditating on the experience. On my walk, I took a photo, and I am also sharing with you all my experience of WALKING IN NATURE. I don’t know what I would do without my nature walk. Pre-pandemic, I loved it and now I love 💕 it even more because I appreciate it even more in this period of social distancing. I do run into people on my walk these days but most are respectful and aware enough to stay six feet away.
I also see red cardinals and blue jays and Mallard 🦆 ducks and ponds and streams and dogs 🐶 🐕 of all shape size and color. I see feral 🐈 cats and crocuses popping out of the ground. I know I’ll soon start seeing flowers 🌺 galore and butterflies 🦋 and more.
Just writing ✍️ this helps me appreciate this walk even more than normal.
What are you savoring today?
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