Carving out some time each day for yourself can be quite challenging. A little trick I like to use to make my days much more pleasant is to find little, simple pleasures and sprinkle them throughout my day.
Some days zip by so fast you barely have time to just sit and have a simple moment for yourself. And over time, I’ve learned that everyone needs those “Me Moments” each day to find a small chunk of time each day and spend it doing something that makes your heart happy.
One of my favourite ways to start my morning is have a cup of coffee, and sip it slowly to enjoy it fully while watching the sun come up, and marvel at the world in pastel hues. I use those quiet moments to draw closer in my faith and scouring through pages of scripture. Keeping God’s Word at the forefront of my day goes a long way in helping me stay focused on kingdom perspectives instead of the pulls of this life.
I love to snuggle up in my favourite chair with a cozy blanket and read. Reading is something I’ve always loved, but it seems that the older I get the less I make time for it. Most day’s I am curled up with my youngest reading her one of her favourite story books or listening to her read me one of her’s as she learns to read. I love reading books that take me on an adventure – make me laugh, encourage me to grow, and help me to dream about far away places. Even if it’s flipping through dogeared magazine when I am done I feel relaxed and ready to tackle the rest of the night with a happy heart.
I love nights spent outside listening to the fire crackle and spit in our backyard fire pit, watching the kids roast marshmallows sticky fingers and all.
You get the ideas- these are the little things that can be done throughout the day. I thought it would be fun to compile a list of simple pleasures, to give you all some ideas of what I mean, and to spark other ideas of your own.
- Walking barefoot in the grass.
- A good cup of coffee.
- Sprinkles on ice cream.
- Watching the sunrise.
- Dark chocolate.
- Laying back and watching the stars.
- A long conversation with a good friend.
- Watching the sunset.
- Dancing in the rain and stomping in the puddles.
- Watching my children play.
- Fresh- baked chocolate chip cookies.
- Having a picnic.
- Watching animals in nature.
- Swinging on a swing.
- Blowing bubbles.
- Enjoying a bubble bath.
- A gentle breeze on a hot day.
- That feeling after a good workout.
- Watching the ocean.
- Making a sandcastle.
The possibilities are endless, and you can probably come up with a dozen more of your own “little things” that help you find the simple pleasures each and every day.
I would love to hear a few of yours in the comments below.