I’ve noticed recently that so many of our conversations with friends, coworkers and even our partners are centered around what we need to do in the future. Even at the end of the day when you’re talking to your spouse you’re reminding each other of your to-do list. The dinner party you have planned, the laundry you have to do, the cleaning you want to get done this weekend, and on and on.
We also do it with ourselves while we drive home after a long work day – we go over in our heads the endless tasks we have to do. Instead, try to live in the fleeting moment more. Let go of fear and anxiety that everything won’t get done. It will. Next time you think of a “to do” be sure to write it down and then let it go.
Challenge yourself; with practice it gets easier. By worrying about what you need to do you are robbing yourself of this moment and filling moments of your life with clutter. Research has shown that only living in the moment can bring you true happiness. Start with a deep inhale and an even deeper exhale. Look around the room, see what you see and hear what you hear. Feel your feet on the floor. Welcome to the moment!
Let your partner know that you are doing this challenge and have them do it with you. This way you can hold each other accountable. After a few days, notice how you feel. You’re likely to feel more grounded, feel more at peace and even be more playful in your life.