Isn’t it great to remember some of the happiest moments of our life? Connecting to the joyous sensations that made us feel euphoric, is one way of propelling ourselves and others.
This simple yet profound philosophy is one that benefits not just the follower but is altruistic in nature. The moment we make the efforts to tap into our memory bank consisting of our unforgettable beautiful experiences, those treasured moments can lead us towards a happier attitude towards the future.Through motivating ourselves to feel those positive feelings again, we enrich our state of well-being. It is this well-being that prompts us to play a constructive role in the lives of others too.
This unique state of joy that we experience, thanks to the delightful recollections of the past, is a powerful strengthening tool.
Let’s take a closer look at how this philosophy works and how we can benefit from it.
1) How do those memories connect to our basic principles or what we believe in?
This will then help us in focusing on the process of the state that we would like to be in.
2) How can we work towards achieving those positive feelings that we associate with those past fantastic experiences today, in our present state?
The analysis of the process will eventually motivate us to ponder the impact of those desirable feelings that are evoked, for others as well. As a motivated person, our efforts to help others by motivating and supporting their talents and potential, will enable them to lead more meaningful lives.
To help others enjoy a process of living life to its full, we need to begin with ourselves. As parents, our children are the ones who can benefit the most from knowing this simple philosophy of life and following it from a very young age.
2) Start developing our children when they are very young.
Today, despite the obvious benefits with regard to a child’s development, social media can be a distraction for children. The distraction from social media is undoubtedly a challenge for parents while grooming their children.
Telling children about safety and monitoring their involvement in social media are two of the popular methods in reducing the time that children spend on social media. Perhaps, more importantly, developing a close relationship with them is not only a more effective way of helping them to avoid the pitfalls of social media, but also enjoying a great parent child relationship.
The recognition and love we show our children goes a long while we build their confidence. Helping them understand what their talents are, what drives them and what enhances their self-esteem are also ways to motivate them.
I remember years ago, when my Dad seeing my interest to draw, told me to go right ahead and draw whatever I wanted to draw on our bedroom walls. So the walls in our room were filled with doodles and drawings by me. It used to horrify some our guests who would visit.
Some would even remark, “What a messy wall!” giving me a stern look. But I would merely give them smile because I never felt bad about it. They didn’t know that my dad enjoyed seeing my drawings gracing the walls.
Our ability to link whatever we do to positive and happy thoughts can help us immensely, not just in nurturing our children.
Those treasured cherished fond memories have the ability to make us more resilient, give us hope and work towards a better life.