With people increasingly sharing every aspect of their lives on social media and societal pressures to have everything instantly, sometimes it is hard to take the time to value the small things. I think we can all be guilty of this, myself included, so at the weekend I went for a walk to clear my head. It was a perfectly crisp afternoon and as I wondered through the park I took the time to appreciate the autumnal colours and leaves falling off the trees. Whilst driving home I saw the sun setting on the horizon so I stopped to take a look at the beautiful, pink sky. It is moments like this that I often overlook and I need to remind myself to pause from time to time to be thankful for such opportunities. Obviously there are other ways to “live in the moment” from taking some time to yourself, giving yourself a pamper or spending quality time with your friends and family.
Recently I have been trying to put time aside to reflect on myself and how fortunate I am. Moving back home to be nearer to my family, in particular my grandparents (who recently returned to UK), has given me the chance to spend more time with them and I am very grateful for this. It is easy to forget to focus on our own lives and “living in the moment” as we are so consumed by looking at other people’s lives online. I love social media as I think it can connect us and provide great opportunities but sometimes it can be good to take a step back.
What do you think?