“Enjoy the Moment”

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If you expect this post to be one of those light-hearted, fluffy, encouraging, happy pickledy posts of how to enjoy the moment, then you will be disappointed.

This phrase, “Enjoy the moment!” must be added to my list of pet peeves, or indeed one of the things to stop saying to me.

I shared an event I experienced recently with a few people. I shared the apprehension, anxiety, and annoyance that I had felt associated with the event.

I should have known. A tsunami of reprimands:
“You decided to do so, so why ‘oh shit’?”
“Others might not be able to do it, so be happy about it.”
“Enjoy the moment!”

Why is there an assumption that one must “enjoy” the moment? Why was there no curiosity as to why I had felt the frustration as opposed to the joy that many others in my shoes might feel? I much prefer simply being” in the moment, and acknowledge the emotions I feel, be aware of them, accept their existences, instead of giving myself the rule to have to “enjoy” the moment.  Keep Reading…

about Noch Noch

Noch Noch is born and raised in Hong Kong and Australia. She has also studied / worked / lived in the US, France, UK, Japan, The Netherlands, China, and has travelled to more than 40 countries. Noch Noch loves travelling and her curiosity in foreign cultures and languages has led her to enjoy her life as an international executive in the banking & finance industry. However, she was forced to take time off work in 2010 due to her illnesses and after spending time in recovery, cooking, practising Chinese calligraphy, reading and writing – in short, learning to take care of herself and letting out the residual work stress, she has transitioned into a Play Consultant for corporates interested in creative change management and employee well-being using the psychology of playfulness.