Stuck in the past? Living in the future?
You keep struggling to live in the present (that’s what everyone says you should do), but you can’t seem to stay there.
You’re either regretting past choices or worried about future scenarios that haven’t even happened yet.
I still remember being there. As you will hear in this week’s video, I was a
soul-crushing queen of regrets and a catastrophic-scenario-creating worrier.”
Many of us live obsessed with the past – “I can’t believe that happened… I should have, could have, would have…” Others can’t stop creating future scenarios of their life – “What if this happens…” “No, but what if THAT happens…” And some, like me, have a crushing combination of both. We can’t seem to get out of our heads and enjoy or at least observe what’s going on around us – RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
The problem with these thoughts is that they could potentially cause sadness, anger, shame, anxiety, and even depression.
Am I saying you should never think about the past or the future? Of course not! Not all past and future thoughts are potentially damaging.
You could be…
- Planning your next steps or setting goals (a new home, a new career or business, your finances…)
- Dreaming & Manifesting (your dream relationship, vacation, life… with an action plan to make that dream a reality of course!)
- Reviewing your Life (objectively looking at your past & seeing what we can learn from it)
- Reminiscing (indulging in happy past memories! “Oh the good ol’ days!”)
These are all great places to be in! We just don’t want to be there all the time!
Here’s an example: Maybe we just accomplished one of our goals, and instead of celebrating it, we’re already thinking of the next big thing.
Next! Next! Next!”
So we get there, and we don’t even take time to enjoy the victory, the process or the journey that took us there. We’re not present.
Or maybe we’re reminiscing or reviewing our lives so much that we don’t take action to create new experiences in the present.
So here’s the thing, most of us aren’t aware of how much time we spend in the past or in the future, so this week, we’re going to do a little “thought” investigation.
Check out this week’s video to learn a technique that’ll help you find out where your mind usually hangs out at. Once we know where it’s at, we can start to implement changes to actually enjoy the present moment – the here and now!
Once you’ve watched the video and have taken action, I want to hear all about it. Give me the details! Your story may just be the inspiration that another reader needs to see their life transformed too.
Thank you for jumping in and if you have a friend who needs to hear it too, share the love. I’ll be waiting with open arms.
With love & joy,