“I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” ~ Abraham Maslow
It is truly fascinating when it’s noticed there are two types of mindsets. Those who live in the past and reflect on all which has been, good or bad, and those who live in the future hoping for or anticipating good things to come which are better than today. I use to live in the past, often feeling sorry for myself or guilty for decisions I had made. When I released the burden from my shoulders, I changed my focus. If I were to be completely honest, I’d say I tend to be one who now lives in the future. I am always seeing my life in one year’s time, five year’s time and beyond. I am an optimistic go-getter it seems.
It is important to have a vision of a goal. When you can see the end result as if it were a memory, you can make it happen. At the same time, I have come to realise, everything I think, say and do today, shapes my forward motion. The actions I perform today mirrors what my future is. It is for this reason, I have decided now is the time to be living. Each moment of each day shapes our experiences. There really is only today. At this moment right now, we are creating our memories of our past when we look back with fondness ten years from now. With every experience we have right now, we are creating our future. It’s kind of like the idiom “take care of the pennies and the dollars take care of themselves.” When we take care of today, tomorrow takes care of itself.
Today I choose to live my life in the now, knowing I am creating wonderful memories and experience yet to come.
Food for thought. Today as you go about your day, be consciously aware of your thoughts and actions. Know that what you are thinking, saying and doing, creates your future experiences and the wonderful memories you can recall when you are telling your grandchildren, family or friends all your amazing adventures and achievements. J
Have a fantastic week and keep smiling that gorgeous smile of yours!
Kindest of Regards,
Claire McGee M.Msc
T.S. Consulting Ltd.NS Ph: 902 579-1718