In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it's easy to become totally consumed by our goals, responsibilities, and the pursuit of "big" moments that we believe will define our happiness. Yet, in this quest for the grand experiences, we often overlook some of life's small and subtle magical moments.
Have you heard of glimmers?
Glimmers are those tiny moments of pure joy and happiness. A glimmer might be a smile from a stranger, the warm sunlight streaming through your window in the morning, sharing a laugh with your best friend, or the aroma of your morning cup of coffee.
Why are these small moments of joy so powerful?
Glimmers possess a unique power to ground us in the present moment. When we take the time to notice and appreciate them, they serve as reminders that life is filled with beauty.
Glimmers also have the ability to boost our overall well-being. Studies have shown that regularly savoring small positive experiences can lead to increased happiness and a greater sense of overall life satisfaction. By actively acknowledging these moments, we can train our minds to focus on the positive aspects of life.
Looking for glimmers in your day?
Here are some tips:
Practice Mindfulness - Take time to be fully present in the moment. Take a relaxing yoga class or try some Tai Chi to help you. (check out my podcast episode on Mindfulness in Your Home here)
Journal - Writing down three special moments or "glimmers" at the end of the day will help you be more open to finding them.
Connect with Nature - Spend time outdoors and enjoy the beautiful colors of a sunset or feel the gentle breeze on your skin.
Spend Time with Friends - Do you love to laugh with your friends? Taking time to be joyous with others can inspire you to take in those extra special moments.
By seeking out and appreciating these moments, we can infuse our lives with a sense of wonder and contentment. What glimmers did you experience today?