“Take a deep breath, close your eyes, slow your thoughts, and be present”, I say to myself as I catch my mental engine firing up while I’m trying to crunch time and the activities of my daily life just passing me by. We often times will agree on the fact that time waits for no man. We agree that life is short hence why we should aim to make the best of life, not wasting time and to be happy. Successful people will tell you that they get their days started as early as possible to be able to get many things done before the clock strikes 6 am. But as I hear more about what different people say regarding how they spend their time, I can’t help but to think that we have exhausted this concept of “making the best use of time”, to the point where we are constantly going and are so absent from it.
I have been focused on charting my path to personal success. I try to train myself to become diligent in doing things that are mentally and physically healthy for me. I have been working on procrastination and flat out laziness to the point where I become so caught up in doing things and doing them quickly to be able to move on to the next. This morning while making my bed, I caught myself trying to do it so quickly so that I could go make breakfast and have that done and eaten quickly as well. I stopped. I was so focused on getting so much done in such a short space of time to the point where I was probably at the heights of absence. I took a breath, made myself aware of my present moment and accepted that it will all get done; I had no need to rush. I went on to prepare breakfast and sat with no distraction, focused on the moment, slowed my chew, picked my food and enjoyed every bit of it. Afterwards, before I let the thought slip me, I sat and started typing.
Life can be fulfilling as simple as it may be. It is, in fact, our job to ensure that we make the best of it indeed.
Happy Monday my loves!