{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Savor the Ordinary Moments


Last week I shared the importance of hitting pause from time to time. Really, we should make this a regular practice. When we pause we are more present in the moment, but the exercise does not stop there. Once we pause we also need to savor. Savor the beauty of that moment even if it is fairly mundane. Life becomes wildly beautiful and meaningful when you are able to appreciate otherwise “normal” moments for all the loveliness that exists in them. For this week’s intention, pick a rather mundane moment that occurs regularly in your life and pause to find the beauty in it. Pause to feel gratitude. I am feeling excited just thinking about this!

Not sure where to begin? Here are a few of the ideas that popped into my head (in no particular order). I would love to hear about the moments you pick and how savoring these moments makes your feel! Please share in the comments.

  • The sounds of food cooking like the sizzle when something hits a saute pan
  • Taking a shower–actually engage in the experience and the way that it feels, smells, etc
  • Your walk or drive to work
  • Getting dressed
  • Packing your lunch or your kids lunch
  • Putting your kids (or yourself) to bed
  • Sending and receiving emails
  • Meeting with a client
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Taking your kids to school
  • Bathtime
  • Playing with your kids
  • Walking the dog
  • Reading a book
  • Sitting quietly
  • Exercising
  • Pumping Gas
  • Paying Bills

Okay…which moments will you choose?

Pausing to enjoy the simple act of writing this blog,



2 thoughts on “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Savor the Ordinary Moments

  1. I savor the moments when it seems that I am endlessly shuttling my teenage daughters to work and after school activities. It is in those brief car rides that I feel like I get to connect with them. In our busy lives it’s nice to get that 10 minutes here and there. I always think how hectic the running seems, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I know I will miss it when it’s gone. That’s why I savor every moment of it.

  2. Hey Katie
    Love this! I savor riding my bike to the beach and the amazing view which reminds me of many wonderful memories!
    Made your beet hummus last night and its delicious!!
    Thanks for inspiring

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