What does buying concert tickets, booking a vacation, or making a date have in common? You get the same pleasurable effects long before having the experience! People get excited and savor the wait for the experience, sometimes more than the actual event.
We don’t get bored of happy memories like material object. Having something to look forward to makes the future seem bright.
Extend the joy of happy events in your life with these stages:
- Anticipation - expecting a positive experience.
- Enjoying the moment - savoring the time.
- Reflection - Share your pleasure with others and a savor the memories.
“It’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” Charles Spurgeon