I am not particularly good at 'living in the moment.'
I spend huge amounts of time thinking about the future.
And not 'thinking about the future' like
'fantasizing about a big farmhouse with a garden full of perfectly weeded heirloom tomatoes.'
I mean 'thinking about the future' like
'I should really get my brakes checked'
'Do I have enough spinach to make that salad?'
'I need to do laundry today otherwise I won't have anything to wear to that dinner party.'
And in those moments when I find myself sitting on a beach in Poland or eating gooseberries in Stockholm or drinking limoncello on a roof in New York - and unaccountably thinking about boring, logistical BS - I say to myself:
Be happy in this moment. This moment is your life.
Hippie as all get out? Yes.
Effective and calming and re-centering for a deeply Type A personality? Also yes.
Do you ever struggle to stay in the moment? How do you deal with that? Do you do or say anything when you're trying to get out of your head and into your life?
original image (without text on top) by Agnieszka, for sale here