Ever find yourself living for the future?
Hear me out. I’m gonna be honest with ya’ll, is that okay?
I’m not talking about planning for the future, I mean living for it.
I mean forgetting every moment of your present “living” for your future.
Your honor, I’m guilty.
My biggest realization of this and my need to change came this weekend.
Since starting back to school, I’ve been caught in this “I can’t wait,” mentality.
It goes a little something like this:
“I can’t wait to finish school and get back to making real money.”
“I can’t wait to move back out of this house.”
“I can’t wait to get married and have babies.”
“I can’t wait to get back in shape.”
You get the picture.
There’s a slight problem with this.
While I’m so busy living for this future, what’s happening today?
I’m so blindsided by everything “I can’t wait” for, I’m not appreciating the moments and time I have now.
I think this is also one of the reasons I’m so forgetful. I never truly appreciate the moments present because I’m too busy thinking about what’s to come. I’m sorry.
So, in the post of ramblings, here’s my challenge for the next 30 days: 30 Days of Living for the Day. (I was thinking 30 Days of Self-Love, but that sounds kind of weird.)
30 days to take the time to appreciate the moments and reflect on the now. Planning is not a bad thing, but I personally get so wrapped up in planning.
30 Days to LIVE for the day. Go for a walk. Take time to stretch. Read a book. Call a friend. Color. Pray. Refect.