Occasionally I come home from a vacation or event and realize that I never stopped to take in the reality of the day. To combat this, I try to pause and think about the past moments I’ve just experienced and the future moments I’m planning for. Then I appreciate where I am right now.
The best part of this exercise is that when I look back at those events, I know that I appreciated them in the moment. Doing this frees me from looking back and leaves me ready to fully enjoy life’s current adventures.