Tuesday, July 03, 2018

savoring hack

Laura's recent post (and challenge) has me thinking about savoring.  I realized that one of the things that really helps me to savor is . . .

(drumroll please . . .)

MY PLANNER!

I know, I know.  Predictable.  But really!  When I put something in there, I start thinking about it.  I then put a bit more weight into the actual experience (ie, if I've planned a date night it feels more significant than a spur-of-the-moment thing . . . not that a date night could actually happen for us without some planning, but you know what I mean).  And THEN in either blogging or journaling about it (or even flipping back in my planner) I am reminded of it again.

This all helps me savor good things more.  Reason #282723 why I love planning and journaling.  OH, and I'll also add that feeling organized (ie, not feeling like I have 35 random to do items floating in my head) helps me to savor, too.  I can enjoy an experience much more when the rest of my life feels under control.


I may have found a use for the Hobonichi avec . . . time tracking / savor-promoting tool!
(though I am not sure I will really keep this up consistently!)