Happy Motivation Monday! It’s time to be present through the holiday season.
Now is the time of year when people are starting to adopt the “just-get-through-it” mentality. I’m sure you’ve heard people say “I’ll just get through this week of craziness, and then I’ll actually enjoy my life,” or “this month is going to be so stressful with all of the holiday parties / gift giving / traveling … I just can’t wait until next month,” or even “there’s no use starting to eat healthily or exercise now … I’ll just wait until January 1st and restart then.”
Have you said any of those? I’ll admit, I’ve fallen into the trap, too. Any of those sentiments, though, take us out of the present moment, and have us hoping or waiting for the future. If we only aspire to get by and don’t actually enjoy the moment, we miss so many of the wonderful things life has to offer!
So today, I challenge you to be present. Every moment doesn’t have to be perfect, but you can enjoy each one a lot more if you allow yourself to be present in it. Stressed about remembering to buy holiday gifts for everyone on your list? Remember what a gift it is to be able to buy those gifts, and to have so many people in your life to celebrate. Worried about the big work project that will take place in January? Know that things have a funny way of working out if you trust in the process, remember that the present moment is all you have, and don’t forget to enjoy it.
***Stay tuned for a BIG announcement coming later this week!!! I can’t wait for you to hear about what I’ve been working on!***
Now it’s your turn … Can you commit to living more in the present this week?