It’s so easy to be caught up in doing “big” things.
You know what I mean? Those big “occasion” kind of events – cool parties, epic holidays, fun day trips to new places, sparkly toys, birthdays, events and the other stuff you see on Instagram. To want to do and to be and to see.
Technically there’s nothing wrong with that at all. But realistically, those kinds of things only make up a small portion of your day/life. Unless you’re like, a Kardashian or something. And then, well, I don’t even know what to say about that except maybe “shame”.
The point is that it’s easy to get so super caught up in wanting to do all the big things that you forget to take time to indulge yourself in the little things. Or moving your head space from one big event to the next. Or literally running from one thing to another – always rushing. Always late. I’m so flipping guilty of this that it makes me sick.
So I’m trying to indulge a little more.
For me. For my children.
To spend a few extra minutes with a little person holding my hand, stopping to take in a beautiful sunset, packing in a few strawberries and some milkshakes then popping over to the park. Reading an extra chapter of The Faraway Tree at bedtime because their little faces are riveted with awe.
Just soaking in the moment instead of trying to move on to the next one.
Whose with me?
Side note: A few extra ways that I deal with that sneaky feeling of being discontent.