Today I am practicing living IN the moment! What does that mean? That means embracing everything that you go through in your day. If you are driving to work, look at the bright sky out your window. Notice how beautiful and intricate it is! Embrace it’s beauty! If you are having strong emotions about something, dig deep inside of yourself and think them through! Find out exactly why those feelings are there and what is making you have them. This is living IN the moment.
I am a PLANNER! So this is a challenge for me because I like to have every minute of my day specifically scheduled out. Many times that leads to me being so focused on the next thing I need to do that I forget to focus on what I am actually doing. Planning is an extremely good habit, but when it gets to the point of taking over your life and sucking all the joy out with its stress, then you know that you have become enslaved by this habit, not freed by it! I am learning to be flexible with my planning. I still plan everything out, but I don’t let that fully control what my day is going to be like.
Like I said, this is a stretch for me too, but isn’t stretching yourself a good thing? YES, it is! Because when you stretch yourself you GROW!
Forget about being so busy and stressed that you just watch life sprint by you! There is such power in just living and being IN the moment and embracing every part of it! Live IN the moment today!