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Ordinary Moments-How Ordinary Moments Keep Us Strong - By Chris Gearing

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Watch Dr. Sylvia Gearing introduce her new series - "Ordinary Moments." Click here.

Many of us spend more energy every single day trying to outrun our troubles instead of taking the time to enjoy the small moments of joy in our ordinary days. We miss the adorable chatter of our children or the happy tail wag of our dog hoping to be taken for a walk. Wondrous moments escape us as we drone through a life of tightly scheduled appointments, high expectations, and professional obligations. We neglect the everyday treasures of life, and we wonder why we aren’t happier.

Part of a happier life is using these ordinary moments filled with delight and beauty and humor to bolster you against the slings and arrows of life’s inevitable downturns. Taking the moment to share a chuckle, sing a song, or remember a treasured friend are all deposits into an emotional savings account. These memories are psychological sustenance you can draw on during your rainy days. You can find joy in your emotional life by accumulating them, and you can sustain yourself during the hard times by having a steady diet of joy, wellbeing, and gratitude.

My new blog series to kick off 2014 focuses on how to use these ordinary moments to build a life full of personal joy, professional success, and true well-being. Make sure to check back for new tips to make this year one of your best.


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