The Journey Continues - Savor Each Moment
Savor Each Moment!
When we take the time to actually, "savor each moment" in life, life becomes filled with gratitude. It does not matter what type of moment you are having; struggles, loving, challenging, thrilling, sad, or happy - savor them.
I know it sounds odd to savor a moment of negativity, but if you savor what you are learning in that moment, then instead of struggling with the stress of the situation, it then becomes a moment of learning. Everything we learn in life should be savored! This not only helps with building strength, but it helps with depression and anxiety.
Depression and anxiety seem to be at the top of the discussion list these days; I've worn those shoes at one point in my life, and to be honest, numbing the pain does not solve the pain.
Several years ago, I turned my life around! Instead of relying on prescriptions for depression and anxiety, I decided that I needed to be able to wake up in the morning and not have to medicated myself. I wanted more in my life than losing my own self-control. The prescriptions had the control over my life, my depression and my anxiety; I needed to take the control back.
I looked at myself in the mirror (literally) and said, "You are stronger than this! You deserve more in life! You need to love yourself!"
I savored the first breath I took after I had the realization I deserved more in my life. I appreciated that breath. From that exact moment, I savored everything about every single day. Don't get me wrong, I had those, "take two steps forward and one step back" moments, but I even savored those knowing each day was going to get easier.
It does not happen overnight, but over time, I now am living my life more at Peace, loving myself on the inside and out more, and showing more gratitude for every moment.
If I can do it, so can you! Keep reaching out, keep talking, and keep thinking positive!
Good Vibes Only!
Written By: Jacqueline Burke