The 4 Most Important Moments of the Day
When you read the title of this article, you probably thought of the most important moments of your day. Maybe it’s the emotions that they carry, the positivity that they provide, or the intensity of the moment that make them special.
Every day you use a certain amount of your battery. At night, you have to recharge it so it works properly the next day. But what if there were instances throughout the day that keep us energized? What if we could recharge in the morning, the afternoon, and at night? Why not take advantage of the power you have to recharge yourself?
The best moments are there every day, waiting for you to take advantage of them. All you have to do is pay attention.
You probably find it unpleasant to wake up every morning to the sound of the alarm clock. It might be a drag to get out of bed, but time passes quickly and we should cherish the important moments. Why is it that time flies during the morning?
Taking a shower, getting the kids ready, drying your hair, making your bed… Before leaving the house you have to do so many things. That’s why the way you get up is so important. Your mood during the day depends heavily on what happens in the hour before you go to work.
If you feel exhausted, you probably aren’t coping well with the problems that come up during the day. At least, not as well as you would have if you had gotten out of the right side of the bed. For example, if you are in a big hurry, a lot of things can go wrong. That’s a result of absent-mindedness or impatience. You might stain your shirt, or forget to pick up an important document.
To avoid this, try setting your alarm clock 20 minutes earlier than normal. You should also go to bed a little earlier. Try leaving your clothes for the next day out, or take the trash out after dinner. Being organized and systematic can help put you in the best mood possible before you leave home so you remember to savor the important moments.
Lunch – alone or with company?
Without a doubt, lunch is one of the most important moments of the day. It can either be exhausting, or serve as fuel that keeps us going for the rest of the day. In fact, “I didn’t even have time to eat today!” is often how people express how tiring their day has been.
After a tiring morning at work, lunch often follows the same rhythm. You go out to eat with your coworkers, and keep talking about work. You talk about the meeting you just had, the work you still have to do, and how much you like or dislike the boss. In other words, you don’t disconnect.
Mealtime is the perfect time to talk about other things and share important moments. You can talk about your hobbies, tell jokes, get to know each other better. Anything that helps you enjoy your time with your coworkers in a different way. This is how to deepen your relationships.
It can also be nice to eat alone one day a week. Or you can go out with a friend or family member. You could go home for lunch and surprise your significant other. These are options that give you the chance to store up energy for the afternoon.
Important moments for yourself
This is that special time that you keep just to be with yourself. A part of the day that gives you peace and allows you to enjoy what is around you. Going for a walk, reading on the train on the way home, doing yoga or meditation, talking on the phone with someone, watching a TV series, hiking, cooking…
Everyone is unique, and has that time or place that makes them feel at peace. Seek it out and make time for it. Otherwise, your routine might steal it away from you. Don’t let that happen. Over the long-term, sacrificing that time can lead to anxiety, discouragement, melancholy, or sadness.
Seeing the family again at the end of the day
Though we are putting this last, it’s definitely one of the most important moments in the day. It might even be the most important one. It’s that time when you are in the elevator or on the landing and you are just savoring the smells and sounds of home.
Then, you open the door and find a smile and a hug that makes everything worthwhile. Seeing your kids eating their after-school snack, or picking them up at school and talking about their day… These moments are priceless. Doing homework with them, going to work, taking them to soccer practice or the movie theater… These moments are precious. There really is nothing that can even compare.
Sometimes, we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives that we don’t enjoy these important moments. They are a special kind of pleasure that we have to be able to appreciate. Not everyone is lucky enough to taste a piece of bread or have someone waiting for them at home. So consider it a privilege and take advantage of each of these moments as if it were the first time.