I believe that one of the most important things about living a fulfilled, happy life is living in the present.
I used to hold on to events that happened in the past, and all that did was turn me into an angry, embittered person.
I also lived in the future, planning years ahead. All that did was get me stuck in things in the present that I hated. Getting stuck on an image of what the future should look like makes us inflexible. And inflexibility means that we miss amazing opportunities because we can't imagine how they add to "the plan".
So yes, I set goals, but all my plans toward achieving them are short-to-medium term. And I never give up on an opportunity in favor of sticking to the plan. Living like this makes a huge difference.
Thing is, when I started out (and started writing this blog) I was more aware of how I was living in the present. But now I'm so used to doing it that I no longer notice. And that's sad.
So I decided that this year, I want to make it a weekly feature where I write about one moment that blew me away. It can be anything. Even a realization I came to. Or something beautiful.
I'll probably post these moments every Friday, but I might post more times a week if there's anything that really captures my attention.
Anyone else trying to live in the present? How do you do it?