How do you deal with good news?
Whenever I hear or experience something good, I try to do two things:
- Embrace the moment (stay present).
- Reflect on why it made me feel good.
I have previously struggled with both of those things, but in the past few months, I’ve dealt with success well.
Purely because of these two things.
I want to first remain present so that I can feel what life is giving me.
I don’t want to just go through the motions – we don’t always have the good moments, so when they are here, I want to embrace every second as it’s here.
Remaining present can be difficult, but once I realize that I’m in the midst of a good moment, I shut my brain off.
I want to let my thoughts go, take in the good feelings, and smile.
Secondly, once my brain is turned back on, I reflect on why the moment was good and made feel good.
What part of me did it connect with that satisfied my soul?
What part of me did it connect with that made me smile?
Because I want more of those moments.
I’m realistic – I know it won’t always be sunshine and rainbows.
But why not try?
Simply put, I am getting better at enjoying the good moments and learning how to get more of them.
I’m not always in control of when they’re here or what they are, but I am in control of what I do with those moments.
I want to cherish those moments.
The good moments that have been, the good moment that is here, and the good moments to come.
So, here’s to staying present and enjoying life’s presents…
The good moments.
“There ain’t a better time than today” – Mac Miller on “Good News”.