Many of us spend large parts of our lives planning ahead, working toward far off goals.
Or perhaps we spend time thinking about the past. Past mistakes and regrets we may have accumulated.
This approach can lead to us missing the now. Missing this particular moment.
Heads buried in smartphones.
Eyes keenly focused on laptops.
All of this can distract us from what’s around us and is happening right now.
As important as planning ahead, having life goals and ambitions can be this can also lead us down the path of deferred living. Never feeling we’re quite where we want to be. Constantly looking ahead and wishing for a ‘better’ future version of ourselves and our lives.
This can lead to a whole lot of life being wished away. None of which is likely to lead to us feeling happy in the present moment.
– Focus on the now more often, spend time invested in this moment
Note: Today’s post is a short extract from my book 22 Ways to Happier.
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