Today I am writing about something that my dad has been telling me for years. Live in the moment. I have a hard time doing this. have written extensively about my anxiety and the fact that I worry a lot. One aspect that I want to incorporate into my life is living in the moment, taking things as they come. I am always thinking ahead. I think about what I'm going to do tomorrow, next week, next month. I worry a lot about getting sick. The thing is, these things are all in the future and haven't happened yet. I have really been challenging myself to deal with things as they happen. I try not to worry about getting sick unless it actually happens, and 99% of the time, it doesn’t happen.
I saw a great quote today that says "Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good." This is very true. I hate to imagine how much time I have actually worried about things when I could just be having a good time instead. My mind is constantly churning with anxious thoughts. I really want to work on living in the moment and just enjoying myself with what I am doing at the current time. I spend way too much time thinking about the future and what *might* happen. My friend always points out to me how much time I waste by worrying. It's true, I could be enjoying everyday life but I get caught in the thinking trap. It's a personal journey that I am working on.
So, I want to encourage you to slow down and live in the moment. You can either waste your life away and constantly worry about the future, or you can decide to put those thoughts in the back of your head and cross those bridges only when you get to them. It's a very difficult concept to grasp, and something that I am trying to accomplish each day.
Enjoy your days. Enjoy your time. Have fun living in the moment.