We all know the excitement that lies ahead, and we can’t wait for the next chapter in the story of our lives, our next adventure, or even a little bit of the future.
That day I started a new job, my baby was small and I was in the middle of my part time course and a part time job as a freelance trainer.
I have so many things to count and I have to breathe through the things that upset me so much, but I am still able to breathe through them.
Many of my colleagues, friends and clients tell me that they want to spend the week and live for the weekend. It is not only the big days and holidays that I long for, but I want the month, the week, the day, the minute to pass. I set up a countdown calendar wherever I can see it, on my desk, in the car or on the couch.
I count down the days and evenings and wait until next month when I have a pay rise to take on more responsibility in my new job.
This year, I deliberately set myself a challenge on Instagram to put my personal pictures for you, who is visiting me out there. I just have to get through with a smile on my face and a warm cup of coffee in my hand, not a cold one.
While relaxing on a fantastic balcony that I have , I made a promise to myself: I will be 100 per cent present at this incredible moment. So one day I caught myself in a moment where I can’t say I’ve been lazy. It’s not that amazing things happen all the time, but as long as I’m there I sit down to review the days I really want to spend with myself.
Do not rush to achieve a victory, do not delay your happiness and joy until the next great goal is reached. Focus on what is happening right in front of you, be fully present in the moment and celebrate where you are and what is happening around you.
I vividly remember when mobile phones were first on sale, and it seems almost comical today when smartphones are an extension of themselves.
If you experience something special and exciting somewhere, take a few moments to enjoy the atmosphere, the moment and the selfie before you check out and take a photo. Don’t get distracted by social media or phone calls, try to keep your smartphone in your pocket until you say goodbye to lunch or dinner. I love when the wifi signal is weak or non-existent, but don’t be afraid to talk to a friend, family member or even a colleague on the way home from work.
Take a moment to notice what you enjoy and what you need to remember about the moment you are in. If you are asked what comes next, ask yourself if you should celebrate, rather than in the here and now, and take the time to notice what comes next and remember.
The holidays are a classic example of this, so many people get sad on the last day or so and do not want to go home and plan their next trip. If you are quiet, you may miss some of the best moments of your life, such as family, friends.
The more you do this, the better your chances of success in life, especially in the long run, but also in your life as a whole.
The Instagram fad that made the rounds in 2014 is actually a beautiful one: you challenge yourself to capture something every day. You don’t have to use social media to do this, but it gives you the opportunity to see the joys of everyday life and mundane tasks. Scan and log what makes you happy, no matter how tiny, and then record it on your phone, tablet, or any other device you can.
That is why we are called the present, and we must make the most of it today, because where is the time that waits, dear? Enjoy yourself now:)