Enjoying The Now
Okay Amazies, We all have that one special thing we are saving for a special occasion. A swirly skirt or a particular shade of lipstick. Mmmm, A special almond chocolate candy hidden in the far corner of the top of your closet under a stack of sweaters. It could even be your great-grandmother's diamond necklace. Whatever your special something your saving is, I want to share something my mother often reminds me of,
"If you don't wear/use/enjoy it someone else will."
Have you ever come home eager to eat the piece of pie you've been 'saving' for a few days, only to discover someone else already devoured it? Worst feeling ever, right? The thing is,
The perfect moment never comes.
There is always going to be something keeping us from feeling ready. Maybe you want to remove a couple of extra pounds before you wear your new red dress, or are waiting to read your favourite book because you want to read in complete peace. No kids, no dog, no homework, no stress. I get it I've been there sooo many times! Life can be more difficult than talking while choking down a double pb&j without any milk. It gets messy.
The important thing to remember is that we have the power. And by that I really mean you have the power to enjoy the now. As Marjorie Pay Hinckley once said,
"The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.”
That is a huge part of regret free living. Those glittery heels that are always staring at you? Now is the time! I highly encourage dressing up to do nothing more than watch a movie or flounce around the house every so often. It feels good to feel good. Your body craves your attention. Treat yourself right and you will treat yourself better.
Think about that for a minute. The more you love yourself, the more gratitude and respect you show yourself, the better you will feel and the more joy you will allow yourself to feel. It's a proven fact.
Change is rarely comfortable, however and it requires three things:
You will also find it helpful to obtain a good sense of humour, because honey, it is so much nicer to laugh over your mistakes and mishaps than to cry over them.
So, start with something you've been waiting to do for a while, and start now. Get the ball rolling and just do it. Slap that face mask on and give your niece a quarter to rub your feet. (Or hightail it to the salon, your preference.)