Thursday, 13 February 2014

Making The Most Of The Present For A Better Future

In life we spend so much time looking back at what has been and where we are going that we tend to let the present pass us by.

We become distracted by our concerns and worries that we miss so much of our life by panicking over where we're going. Before we know it, days have slipped by without us noticing.

How often do we spend our time willing the day to end? Or for the end of the week to arrive?


Savour the present.

While it's important to see how far we've come and to have a rough idea of where we're going (see here for more details on that) we miss out on so much.

The tricky thing with the present is that once the moments have passed, they've gone- you can't get them back.

When was the last time you took the time to savour the moment? To look at the sky, to go out for a walk and savour the scenery or even just taking the time to sit down with the family and have a catch up?

Maybe it's time to start.

This week I set you a challenge: take a moment- just one moment- everyday and embrace it. It's up to you what you do: it could be anything from trying something different to having a nice talk with the family.

Make the most of today because once it's gone, it's gone.