Every day in my inbox I get a Daily Now Moment (DNM) that gives me something short enough to tweak my brain toward the present moment and to what actually matters. Here’s one that I received recently that I want to expand on:
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault
What are those little things you can be on the lookout for today? A hug, a smile, the functionality of your body?
Sometimes it’s good to sweat the small stuff.
You may know by now, or maybe it’s news, that your brain makes thousands of decisions a day beneath your awareness about what’s good or bad, right or wrong, fair or unfair, important or unimportant, urgent or non-urgent. In The Now Effect, I borrowed Malcolm Gladwell’s terms “snap judgment” and “rapid cognition” to name this process.