Savor the Little Things in Life

Do you eat while reading? If so, you might have noticed the phenomenon I’ve noticed: sometimes you can eat an entire meal without even really tasting the food. This applies to a lot of things in our lives: we can spend an hour with our family without really talking to them. We can go to a park or the beach, and not really notice the things around us.

Here’s a tip that seems so simple, and yet can be difficult to maintain in practice: stop, and notice what you are doing in this moment. Become more aware of the present, instead of always thinking about the past and the future.

This is hard to do throughout the course of a day, but being perfect isn’t the point. Stop and do it once in awhile, at different times of the day, and just notice the little things. And enjoy them.

About Mark Cooper

My name is Mark Cooper, I am an ultra runner, motivational speaker, expedition consultant and public relations rookie. I help people achieve greatness in their lives. For bookings or more information you can email
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3 Responses to Savor the Little Things in Life

  1. Fantastic advice! Too often we get caught up in our head and forget to enjoy and experience “Life”! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Ann says:

    Mark, I interviewed a woman who is a guide at a survival school and she said one of the things she enjoys about it is that it forces her to remain in the present. She said that we face dangers every day while driving in our cars, walking down the street or even stepping into and out of the shower but we are too busy thinking about what’s for dinner, where we have to go next, and what’s on tv be in the present. Thanks for the reminder. By the way, that interview is here if you are interested.

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