Creating Magic Moments

You know those times when everything feels right and perfect in the world?

Those magical moments that have us experience the love we have for our children, our home, our partners, our work?  Those times when we are truly in love with our life.

Well, why not make a point to create those moments, you know on purpose?

As moms, the busier we get and the more things that demand our attention, the less likely we are to stop and smell the roses.   To enjoy what is happening in our life, right now.

But, it is just at these moments when it is really important to stop and take stock of all that is around you, to pay attention, to notice the beauty of your own life unfolding.  To slow down.

Here are 7 ways to create magic moments each and every day.

1.  Meditate. Take a few minutes to stop, breath, listen.  Being present in our lives is the key to being fulfilled.

2.  Stop Working. Put it away, ignore the dishes, shut down the computer.  Take some time to just be.  You can go for a walk, get on the floor to play with your kids, sip a cup of tea while looking out the window.  Just make sure whatever you are doing is not on your todo list.

3.  Act like a nut. Be goofy, laugh really hard…play!  Don’t worry about how you look, just let go and have some fun – you deserve it.

4.  Get outside. Go on a hike, sit in the yard, rake some leaves (but not if it is on your todo list).  Being with nature helps most of us to feel connected.  When you are feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, go outdoors and enjoy the fresh air.

5.  Engage the senses. Look around you, what do you see?  Close your eyes and just listen.  Listen to a favorite song.  Surround yourself with happy scents – smells that make you feel good.  Do something with your hands-make something and pay attention to how it feels.

6.  Take pictures. Not just snap shots of whatever- take some time to really look around.  You don’t have to be a master photographer, either.  I know that when I slow down to take a few pictures,  I see things I don’t normally see.  Beauty is allowed to show up when you go looking for it.

7.  Create family traditions. The holidays are not the only time for family traditions.  The simple, routine things of our everyday can become moments to remember and cherish.  Some examples:  Take a moment to set the dinner table with nice linens and flowers, start the morning with a nature walk with your toddler, cuddle and read stories before bedtime, have a weekly date with your partner, make pancakes on Saturday mornings.  Everyday doings become special when you make them a tradition.

What about you?  What are some ways that you create magic out of the everyday moments?

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