Because we live in a world of high speed internet and advancing electronics, many of us are constantly in the go-go-go mode. It seems that so many people are always busy. These people have a million tasks to do and have committed to a million different things. How often do you hear people are “busy” nowadays? I sure hear this comment all the time. Are these people really busy or are they trying to create a false reality because we have associated being busy as being important?
It’s easy to spend every day pretending to be busy. You’re not busy, you are simply trying to create the perfect image of yourself to show to others. To create this perfect image you spend every single moment of you life chasing that big dream – a new car, a new house, a hefty pay raise, etc. You’re too “busy” to look around and appreciate what you already have.
Too often we forget to take a step back and appreciate what we already have. Your car may be 8 years old and has been reliable and worry free. Instead of dreaming or buying a new car, wash your car and give appreciation to your car. You may live in a small apartment and want to move to a bigger house. Instead of dreaming a bigger house, buy some flowers and decorate the apartment to give appreciate to your apartment on how it has been able to provide a roof over your head. Simple gestures like ones mentioned can bring happiness and calmness to your life. You can also do the same to your friends and family. Stop being on your smartphone all the time and actually have a conversation with your friends and family. Practice saying thank you from the bottom of your heart to people that have helped you.
We all need to take time and enjoy the small things in life. People that don’t take the time to appreciate and enjoy the small things in life may never be satisfied. This only leads to more wants and the never ending cycles of buying more stuff. Ever wonder why there are so many people in debt and have too many unnecessary stuff? Learn to appreciate the small things in life and appreciate what you already have will make you a happier person in the long run. Stop trying to show off to other people. Stop caring what others think about you. You’re perfect the way you are.