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…