#211 - Monday Motivation: Enjoy the little things...



Welcome to a new week - and welcome to your 5 min dose of Monday Motivation 💛

Today's quote is one I have always loved, and I've had it framed in my home for a long time as a brilliant reminder:

Take a moment to listen in and be inspired by this gem as you start your week, reflecting on the many little things in your life that you may need to turn up the volume on. 

Dream Big - and have a lovely week 💛

Dream Life Founder

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Full Transcript:

Good morning, and welcome back to this Monday morning motivational episode.

Today, we are diving deep into a quote that resonated with me a lot when I first heard it many, many years ago, and I hope it will resonate with you too. And the quote is, "enjoy the little things for one day, you may look back and realize they were the big things".

As ambitious individuals striving for greatness, it's easy to get caught up in the pursuit of our big dreams and goals. But while you are working on your big dreams and goal, the trick is to enjoy the journey and the small, seemingly insignificant moments. So today we are going to focus on the magic of embracing the little things on your journey while you're working on your big dreams and goals.

So what exactly are these little things we are talking about? It's about finding joy in the small moments that often go unnoticed in our hectic and often very full lives. It could be the warmth of your morning coffee, a genuine smile from a

For me, it's my five minutes I have each morning to drink my coffee in silence. I just love that, and it's so simple, but so amazing and make a massive difference to how I feel about the day ahead. I also love the walks that I do, and I always try to squeeze in walks in between all the things that I have to do when I have a full schedule, sometimes just around the block.

But I really, really enjoy that time. I also really savour my journaling time. These moments are the building blocks of a fulfilling life, in my opinion. So why do the little things matter? Research shows that cultivating an appreciation for the little things can significantly impact our overall well being.

By acknowledging and savoring these moments, we activate our brain's reward system and we reduce stress and increasing feelings of happiness. But how do we integrate this mindset into our often very fast paced and full life. Let's dive into some practical tips on how to enjoy the little things, even when you're pursuing big dreams and goals and your schedule is hectic.

Number one, mindful moments. Incorporate mindfulness in your daily routine, whether it's a few minutes of meditation, a mindful walk, or simply pausing to appreciate your surroundings. Mindfulness helps you to stay present. Tip number two, gratitude journaling. Take a few minutes each day to jot down the things you're grateful for.

This simple practice shift your focus from what's lacking to the abundance of positive experiences in your life. In fact, when I wake up in the morning, I take three big deep breath before I even do anything else. And I think about three things I'm grateful for. It's so simple, but has a big impact on how I feel about the day ahead.

Tip number three, celebrate small wins. Acknowledge and celebrate your daily victories, no matter how small. It could be completing a task, making progress on a goal, or simply maintaining a positive attitude in a challenging situation. I use our journal called The Daily Wins, which is all about writing down three daily wins, three things you're grateful for, and planning three wins for tomorrow.

I love this journal so much and it's a wonderful way of finishing a full day before you go to bed. Tip number four, unplug. and reconnect. In our hyper connected world, it really is essential to unplug from technology and reconnect with the real world. Spend quality time with loved ones, engage in hobbies.

Reading and spending time in nature is my favorite way to enjoy the simplicity of unplugged moments. Now that we understand the significance of all these small moments, it's time to integrate them into our daily lives. Remember working on your dream life is not just about reaching the summit, but also about relishing the journey, getting there.

And at the time of releasing this episode, it's one week until Christmas day. And often at this time of the year, our schedules are really full with fun things, but also a very busy and stressful time of the year. And often we got so much to organize and do before Christmas. I'm sure I'm not alone with that one.

So I think this time of the year, this quote is more important because Christmas and the holiday season is all about joy, but that is not always the case. So as we wrap up today's episode. I will leave you with this challenge. Take a moment today to appreciate something small, something you might have overlooked, and I would love for you to share your experience with us in our Facebook group, Your Dream Life.

I will link to it in the show notes or just search for Your Dream Life podcast on Facebook. I can't wait to hear what you do today to enjoy something little in your life. As always, I'll be back on Friday. Have a great week and remember to enjoy the little things that make life extraordinary.

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