Savouring every moment as if it is your last!

This week I watched a movie on my own. You know how sometimes you can watch a movie and nothing much happens and then other films just grab you right away.

Well I was grabbed.

I found myself becoming drawn into the story and really associating to all the ups and downs of the lead character. This movie turned out to be exactly the right one for the topic I am writing about this week.

What was that movie? I hear you say.

It was by the talented Richard Curtis and called “About Time”. Now I don’t want to give the plot away so I won’t say too much about the story. There was time travel involved but only relating to living a normal life (if that makes sense).

The key important message at the end of the film I will share. It was a reminder to treat each day as precious, even when life is tough or bitter/sweet treasure every second. It will not come again.

In positive psychology one of the ideas explored is that of “savouring”. This could be about food but is really much more. How often have you been in a wonderful place but thinking about trivial life details instead of paying attention?

So here is my challenge for you, whatever you are doing today savour it. Connect to what you see, hear, experience and feel. If you are with other people, really be with them. If you are on your own be with that too. Even if you are doing some kind of routine task notice what happens if you savour it.

Next week I will introduce you to the idea of “flow”. Some of you may experience it before we talk next.


About Melody @ GWizlearning

Melody spent fourteen years gathering experience of the business world working in banking, telecommunications and the public sector before co-founding The GWiz Learning Partnership in 1993. Melody has a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology, a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Psychotherapy. She is an NLP Master Trainer which allows her to run NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer Training courses certified by the Positive School of Intrinsic Neuro-Linguistc Psychology. She is also a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner and EI practitioner and added to all this is five years Transactional Analysis training, meaning she is able to help organisations access the hidden potential in their staff. She is also in demand for her work in transforming average or even troubled teams into high performers. Melody is a visiting lecturer at University of East London, teaching "Wellbeing and Positive Psychology" to undergraduates. Additionally, she is a member of the CIPD and is ILM accredited. Melody's interests are many and varied. She has a keen interest in personal development, canine and wolf psychology, conservation, movies and running. She also enjoys western horse riding, walking the GWiz dogs, nature watching and stage combat (particularly sword fighting).
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