Do you want to bring awareness to how present you are in your daily life?
You know the scenarios –
- You organise a catch up the local café with your friends for lunch and a chat, and majority of the time everyone is looking at their phones
- You are having a conversation with someone when their mobile rings or they get a text message, instantly they are distracted and look at their phone, you can see the look in their eye – do I answer it?
- What about yourself, you are chatting away, and really all you are doing is thinking about the 20 things you still have to complete today, that you really are just not taking any of it in.
- You are walking down the street, looking directly at your phone, you don’t notice the people who are walking around you or that pole you are about to hit.
In our modern world and with how busy we all are, there is a real pressure to multi task, to be on the go, to not just take a moment to be present and look at the colour of the sky, admire the clouds, and just breathe. Take the moment in.
As a person who has dealt with anxiety, being present and in the moment seems impossible some days. I remember days where I know I did not take in a word from anyone else around me, because my brain was on overdrive, constantly thinking about what was coming. It is just so physically draining to be looking like you are paying attention, while trying not to show you are really freaking out right now. The one thing that I was not aware of at the time was that being present and actually being in that moment would have helped me.
Being present is something I personally feel that you can not appreciate until you are fully present. It is one of those beautiful circles that once you experience for yourself, you can notice how easily distracted you become and how easy you can either be in the past or in the present. I write this as a person who wants to be more present in my life, who wants to fully be in the moment with conversations with friends and loved ones, who wants to admire the sunsets on the drive home, who wants to feel free and connect with my inner child. To give myself the space to experience being present. To give myself this gift.
(Day Twenty-Six: My focus for the month of April, is to blog everyday. I am setting aside 30 minutes at the end of the day to connect with my message to share with you. The idea behind this, is to limit the overthinking, to minimise the censoring and just to connect with a theme I would like to share for the day.)