Are We Living for Today?

I often find myself caught up in my day to day rituals, work and stresses.  I am a planner and when certain things don’t go as planned it throws me off my game a bit.  What I want to know is, do people really live for today or are we all too consumed with what’s going to happen tomorrow?

I have spent the greater part of my life looking forward to the future.  When I was really young I looked forward to future trips to Disneyland, birthday parties and growing up.  When I was in high school I couldn’t wait to graduate and become the adult I always pictured myself being.  While in college, I often dreamed of finding my Prince, getting married, buying a house and having children.  Now as I sit here writing this, at age 27, I wonder if all those years of planning kept me from enjoying the moment…

Everyone makes plans, that is just something we do.  But is excessive planning harmful to your daily life?

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Don’t get me wrong, I have lived an amazing life so far.  I have accomplished many things but too often I think of all the more things I wish to accomplish in the future.  I have a difficult time soaking in the moment and really appreciating what’s happening right now.  Today I’m reflecting back on my life and I’m feeling uncomfortable.  I think most of us have days where we don’t feel like ourselves. I can’t explain my feelings or what brought them on.  Maybe an incredibly busy week with not much time for my mind to drift.  And now that I’m sitting down with a cup of tea and my computer in front of me, my mind is reeling.

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I’m all about solutions, so I will find one to this odd thing I’m experiencing right now.  A long work out and maybe a “live in

the moment” date with my husband will do the trick.

I challenge everyone who reads this to try your very best to start living in the moment. Because in reality, this moment is the only thing that is guaranteed.  If tomorrow didn’t come, what would we regret about yesterday?

I would love to hear your thoughts… Comment

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One response to “Are We Living for Today?

  1. A comment from a friend on Facebook: Hey Chels! Read your blog post and I can totally relate. It has been a goal of mine the last few years to stop striving and be thankful and happy with everything that currently is. I still have these days- but you totally have it right- just take some time to do something totally out of routine

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