I’ve always been the type of person who looks ahead to the next thing. I’ve always obsessed about what I needed to do for tomorrow’s meeting or next week’s presentation. I don’t think it’s a bad think to be prepared or to have goals for yourself but I’ve found that when I obsess about the future I’m missing out on what’s happening now. When I obsess about the future, I’m not really present. I’m missing out on spending time with my loved ones or just alone time with myself. When I should feel peaceful, I feel stressed and anxious about the future.
We don’t have full control in life. Yes, we can plan and be prepared but I’ve found sometimes what I was stressing about didn’t even happen or it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was. I’ve learned to cherish where I am right now. Not where I want to be next year or what all I need to get done for Monday but to actually be present and appreciate of my current circumstances. It doesn’t mean that I won’t reach a goal that I’ve set for myself next month or year. It just means that I’m choosing to “be in the now”. When I remember that where I am isn’t my final destination but just a resting place on my journey it really makes me less anxious.
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