Are you a future whore?

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Life is fleeting so don't miss out on it (2)

Well are you?

You know what I’m talking about don’t you? You know the ones who are always living in the future and completely ignoring the present moment. Are you one of those?

Don’t feel bad if you are one, because I am guilty of being a future whore myself. It is understandable given the fast paced world we live in. We’re always looking for the next big thing. Or running towards something or the other. It’s not a bad thing per se but we do miss out on little, medium and big things.

To stop missing out on the present I just did 3 things; stopped, looked and felt.  Firstly, I stopped thinking about the next thing. Not 100% but just long enough to…you guessed it, look. I looked at where, who and what in that moment. When you truly look you begin to realise the stuff that you would have missed out on if you were focused on the future. Finally is to feel. Once you take it all in you begin to feel and experience that moment.

It is glorious and when you do stop, look and feel somehow time doesn’t seem to go by so fast. It’s as though the clock has slowed down.

Thank you for reading and please share in the comments how you stay in the moment.

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  1. Abby Hussein

    Great post Majean. This is one of the major mind traps that can cause a lot of anxiety and overwhelm. I know it all too well. When I notice it happening I usually remind myself to breath and ask ‘what is happening for me right this minute’ bringing myself to the present moment in a matter of minutes. If that doesn’t quite do the trick, I follow it with the question ‘what can I do right now to get one step closer to where I want to be’.

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    1. majeang

      That’s a really good strategy Abby. Thank you.

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