“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about
the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett
When we rush through life we leave little time to take in the good that is happening around us. Living in the now, slowing down and choosing to savour can help us to relax, reduces stress and provides us with time out to bring us calm and enjoyment.
Living in the now means taking a few moments each day to truly focus on one thing, like having a warm shower, eating food slowly and taking time to enjoy it, taking a look at one picture and noticing everything in it, or sitting on a bench and looking at everything around you. Slowing down can give us time to put things into perspective as well as appreciate and enjoy what is happening around us. When we take time to enjoy the positive experiences right in front of us the experience can linger in our memory for longer and boost our mood.
Research tells us that savouring, slowing down & relaxing can improve our well-being. As part of 10:10 we want to give you the opportunity to experiment and try out ideas to practise what we have learnt. This will help you to see if savouring and slowing down makes you happier.