Taking notice is about trying to live in the moment. Try and forget about past worries or things that may or may not happen in the future and enjoy now. Savour each moment that the day brings. A morning hug from your loved one, that coffee you so enjoy with breakfast, or the sense of satisfaction you get from completing that evening gym session. No matter how big or small, the more you live in the moment and enjoy the experience you are having at each point throughout the day, the more fulfilled you are likely to feel at the end of it.
Taking notice is a step towards reducing worry and strengthening our self-awareness. By focusing too much on past events and worrying about the future it can have a negative impact on our mental health and wellbeing. Instead, remembering the simple things that give you joy and being grateful for what you have can do wonders for your mental health. Just the simple act of savouring the simplest of moments during your day can help relieve stress and help you to appreciate the things that matter the most.
Being present and taking notice of the world around us can be something that we do during our everyday life. The key to taking notice is to be aware of what you’re doing and trying to engage with it. Whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.
Here are some ideas to help you think about what it means to take notice.
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