At my last therapy session my therapist said that when you’re mind is living in the future or in the past, it is robbing you from living. She said it is important to focus on the “facts of here and now.” Right now, I am sitting on a train on my way to visit one of my best friends. Today we’re going to the farmer’s market and possibly the beach! Yesterday I had a fun day with another friend; we went swimming and to a trampoline park with her four-year-old son. Focusing on these enjoyable moments is important, as these moments make up my life.
I often find myself worrying about work and how the next week is going to go. I also worry about how the last week went and will sit and think about if I forgot anything important, but what good does that do for me in the moment? There’s nothing I can do about that as I sit on this train, and there’s nothing I’ll be able to do about it at the beach. So why not enjoy life while I’m living it? It’s going to take a lot of practice and mindfulness to be able to truly live, but I know that I’d much rather love life and in order to do so, I need to enjoy the good times. ♡