Being present.

When was the last time you were truly present? When you weren’t reminiscing on the past nor looking ahead to the future? It’s incredible how rarely we give ourselves the opportunity to just be.

Right here, right now, be.

We wake up in the morning running through the tasks ahead of us in the day. We go to bed at night thinking of what we didn’t get done in the day prior. Throughout said day we’re making plans for the future whilst simultaneously worrying about the past.

We’re remembering that bill we have to pay, that friend we have to call back and that event we’ve got to RSVP. We’re anxious over the decision we already made, the conversations we’ve already had and the way we’ve spent our day, our week, our year, our life.

It’s great to plan for the future and it’s important to learn from the past, however, when was the last time you were simply present?

Life pulls us in a million different directions and as it does, time flies by. Before you know it it’s Friday and then before you know it’s Monday again. The weeks go by but as a result so do the months and likewise the years. Life doesn’t stop so you can soak it in so you have to stop to soak it in yourself.

This week I encourage you to take a moment to feel the sun on your face, the wind against your skin and the grass beneath your feet. Take a moment just for you. Take a moment just for life. Take a moment just to be.

Jx

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