Lately I have been anything but present.
I find myself getting distracted easily.
My mind wanders.
No, my mind races.
I’m always thinking about the next thing. The next thing I think I need to do, the next chore or task to tackle, the next deadline, the next appointment or place I am suppose to be.
I am struggling to be present,
to live in the moment,
enjoy the here and now.
My phone has become an extension of my hand.
I get lost on the Internet and consumed with social networking.
I grow impatient quickly and let the littlest things irritate me.
I wouldn’t say I’m a worrier, but I do spend a lot of time anticipating the future and that only proves to be problematic, futile even, because no matter how much I’d like to convince myself otherwise, I can’t control the direction in which things will go.
All I can control is this moment.
Making a list of just five things each and every day that I am thankful for and that make me smile has helped me take witness of my life and think about what I’m doing, s.l.o.w. down and enjoy these moments.
My son deserves the best of me, as does everyone else in my life. I am learning how to be present.
How do you keep the most important things in focus when the rest of your life is a blur? How do you stay present?