Do you find yourself dwelling on past events or thinking of what you want the future to be? If so, I challenge you to make a conscious effort to stop and live in the here and now.
It is said that if you are depressed you are living in the past, if you are anxious you are living in the future and if you are at peace you are living in the present. Over the last few years, I have been putting into practice more and more this philosophy of living in the present. As a result of it I find myself to be much happier, less stressed and with a new sense of freedom. Find enjoyment in the mundane, find beauty in simplicity, take pride in the task at hand and most importantly be grateful for this very moment. Time wasted can not ever be regained. No matter how hard we try we cannot change the past nor control the future, but we do have a choice on what to do now. Living in the now gives a greater appreciation of life itself. The more we let our minds drift elsewhere the less time we have to enjoy life as it happens. Happiness depends solely on us! I leave you with the following quote
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past worry about the future or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” -Budhha