You only get one life.
Iknow, that’s very cliché. But it’s also true. I find myself frequently getting caught up in the “what’s coming” or “what will be”. By doing that, I’m spending not nearly enough time in the “right now”. This often makes me feel like I am not anywhere near where I want to be in my life, and it makes me very uneasy. I constantly compare myself to everyone elses successes and forget about my own, thinking to myself “Next month I’ll have this or next year I’ll have that”. What I was forgetting was, that my life doesn’t need comparison to anyone elses but my own. I had to start focusing on what I could do right now to make my own life better. I still find myself struggling to stay in the present, because nobody is perfect. However, when I can focus and zero-in on what’s happening right now, I become significantly less anxious and I feel I accomplish a lot more within my life, too.
What can you work on right now?
What can you do today, not in one month – or even one year? When I worry about my blog or even my life not being great enough in the “end game” or even in a few years.. nothing goes right. I feel like I’m on a constant life-loop and that I’m accomplishing very little. What I forget is that even getting where I am today, took a million little things that happened each day. I didn’t just wake up in some different life with all my goals accomplished. If I can remind myself that all the things I do each day are getting me to the place I want to be tomorrow, a year from now, or next month, I feel a lot more at peace with both myself and my life.
Live in the moment – Focus on the now
Bring yourself back to the present. Live within each day that is gifted to you, and take advantage of it! Everything you are doing right now is leading up to the life you wish to create for yourself. And remember that “taking advantage of a day” includes rest days, or days completely devoted to whatever is going to make you feel good. Things always seem to fall together well for me when I focus on the now instead of the later on.
How do you stay grounded in the “right now”? Let me know in the comments below!