I hope everyone survived Monday! Monday’s usually have the potential to “get in your head” and drag by!
I wanted to get into work early this morning for a client coming in, so BREAKFAST was quick & easy! I went with 2 scrambled eggs and 2 pieces of blackberry jam toast. Of course, with a side of coffee.
I’m on day 16 of my 21 day workout challenge and I’m feeling really great! Last night I opted for a one hour walk so I wouldn’t be too sore for my HIIT class today. This class is becoming obsessive, I love it so much! I’ll have to share more about what we do in each class. It’s always different! I’ll try to make some mental notes this evening.
I need to work on creating an editorial calendar because it was a struggle coming up with a topic this morning… but hey, pinterest always helps!
We live in a society that is constantly thinking ahead. I’m terrible about doing this – I’m looking ahead to my trip to Texas this weekend, I’m looking ahead to buying my own house one day, I’m looking ahead to Fall & Winter with Thanksgiving and Christmas, I’m looking ahead to weddings & trips we have planned the remainder of the year.
I know it’s somewhat in our nature to think ahead in this way, but I was wondering what created this almost “need” to look to the future. I came up with a few reasons why we are constantly thinking ahead and what it is that encourages this.
(1) Social Media
I was looking through my pinterest feed the other day and realized that there was an excessive amount of halloween pins. It’s mid-July, but we’re already prepping for what Halloween costumes we want to wear and what type of party we want to have.
(2) Retail Stores
It never fails that I hear some kind of complaint about Hobby Lobby putting out their Christmas items before Summer is over. Because we plan early, we must buy early.
We’re constantly competing with the Martha Stewart’s of this world. It may take them a simple week to prepare a grand fiesta, whereas, ordinary people may need months to perfect every detail. We’re constantly trying to overachieve from the previous year – whether it be with ourselves or our neighbor.
I don’t think this is a bad thing, honestly, I just try to remind myself that every now and then, it’s important to live IN the moment and not constantly look TOWARD the moment. I’m all for the excitement that builds for fall & winter, Christmas & Thanksgiving, and the opposite for when we’re looking forward to summer. I love a good party theme and planning ahead, but sometimes we get so caught up in the planning, that we forget to just enjoy.
I’m guilty of this too, so I’m definitely not pointing fingers here. The views from society as a whole are not going to change, so we have to remind ourselves of this simple fact in order to get the most out of this life!
- What activity do you complete to stay active, but not be too sore for a killer workout you expect the next day?
- Are you constantly looking FORWARD to something, instead of enjoying the moment?
- What tips do you have for living IN a moment?