July 1, 2013 - Day 31 on Atkins - Are You Wishing Your Live Away?
Monday, July 01, 2013
I have this really bad habit of saying, "I can't wait til tomorrow", or "I can't wait til Friday gets here" or "I can't wait until Christmas" or "I can't wait until I go on vacation" or "I can't wait until I've lost 90 pounds" or "I can't wait until I'm wearing a size 10" or . . . well, you get the idea, right? Do you do that? Or, is it just me? I tell myself that it is human nature to look forward to certain days or events, and maybe I'm correct in my assumption or maybe I'm not. Either way, I'm beginning to realize what a very bad thing it can be to live this way. By always looking to the future, I'm missing my NOW. I'm literally wishing my life away when I long for some futuristic something. Why not enjoy THIS day? Why not appreciate THIS moment? Why not be happy and thankful for what I have RIGHT NOW? Because I'm a flawed human. Because I'm not accepting of me - as I am - in the here and now. On some level, I believe that - out there - down the road - things will be better - I will be better. But the truth of the matter is - it won't. I'll still be me. My shape might be different, my work situation might be different, my home life might be different - but I'll still be me regardless of the changes that happen. So my mission today is to "stay in the moment" and appreciate the here and now. I'm going to try very hard not to worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow has not happened. And actually, when you think about it, there is no guarantee that tomorrow even will happen. So I'm going to live today. For today. Moment by moment. Or at least I'm going to try. . . really hard!
How about you? Are you the type of person who lives in the moment - not thinking about or worrying about the future? Or, are you more like me - someone who tends to forget about the "now" and focuses on what has yet to come?
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