Use your five senses to help create vivid memories and savor your moments.
Ask yourself the following:
What do I smell?
What do I see?
What do I hear?
What do I taste?
What textures do I feel?
It has been my experience that slowing down to think these questions and answer them helps to remember the moment a bit more. I usually ask about 5 things that I see, 5 things that I hear, and so forth. This is to give myself even more moments for instant recall.
I do this all the time anywhere – at weddings, family reunions, funerals, or just on a lovely morning in quiet. I want to remember the atmosphere. I also tend to write down the resulting observations into my ever-present journal.
There was a trip to Virginia wherein we stayed in a cabin near a lake. I still remember having early morning quiet time on the pier, watching fisherman in small motor boats, feeling the sun rise and warm my face in the cool morning air, hearing the pages turn in my journal. It was a beautiful moment and I remember feeling grateful to be alive.
How do you savor a moment?