Live in the moment: 5 reasons to trust the timing of your life
I have been guilty of spending too much time looking forward or backwards and less time being in the moment. Anyone else feel that way?
Examples of looking ahead:
- In High School, I was anxious to be in College
- In College, I was anxious to get out in the “Real World” and work
- When I started working, I was always looking steps ahead to my next role
Examples of dwelling in the past:
- When I left the Corporate world, I wondered if I made the right decision
- After ending a long term relationship, I worried I let go of "the one"
- If I had a big fight with a friend, I thought for days about what went wrong
The good, the bad and the ugly
Having a vision and drive for what we want to happen in the future is important, and so is reflecting on our past decisions so we can find lessons learned and gain closure. However, there is the good, bad and ugly when it comes to looking too much ahead or in the past:
- See: visualization is a major part of reaching and even exceeding your goals.
- Feel: spending time mourning the past, means that we are human. When we allow ourselves to feel our emotions we can heal more effectively. However, it is important we limit the time we spend mourning and move on.
The bad and ugly
- Taste: when we worry about our past it does not taste good and is unhealthy.
- Hear: self doubt is very loud. It is more enjoyable to be around confidence.
- Smell: if you don't empty the garbage in your mind regularly, it will smell rotten.
Bottom line: when we spend too much time on the future or the past, we lose balance and perspective of the moment we are currently in.
In fact, my wise older brother once said to me:
"Laura when you drive a car, what would happen if you spent the majority of your time looking out of the rear view mirror? You would crash! A good driver knows that every mirror is important and that it is all about balance and timing."
focusing more on the present
Fortunately for me, once our son Aiden was born, I realized more than ever that I wanted to live in the moment and cherish it all.
Plus like most parents, I discovered that raising a child is truly a skill of "learning to let go". Trusting that when the timing is right, they will learn how to roll over, crawl, walk, talk and even go to the toilet on their own.
Five reasons to trust the timing of your life
- See yourself more clearly: the more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them and the greater self-acceptance you will have.
- Feel less stress: stop worrying about what you can't control, like things that have already happened or things that could happen. You can only control what you are doing right now.
- Taste happiness: take the time to savor every bite of the dish you are eating and you will feel more full.
- Hear deeper: create stronger connections when you aren't preoccupied with other things.
- Smell the roses: live in the moment without worrying about what you think could happen. Let go and trust that the universe will provide you with what you need at the right time.
give the gift of time
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