I’m guilty of it too, sometimes I just don’t want to deal with it, or I get overwhelmed by something and push it aside and pretend like it didn’t happen. Sometimes we see things and instead of speaking up we think, not my problem. We say we want to eat healthy and exercise more, but then we order dessert and sleep in and miss our workout class. Of course, we all need a break once in a while, but more often than not we just simply aren’t giving our full attention to what it is we’re trying to accomplish.
When we break down our goals and tasks into smaller steps they become easier to manage and it becomes easier to achieve our objectives. It really is more of a day by day, moment by moment process. Our minds trick us into thinking we need to focus on everything all at once, all the time and this just isn’t sustainable.
Priorities also become part of the equation. When we make an effort to map out what’s most important to us, instead of rushing around crossing things off our list, we are able to get the right things done and feel good about ourselves. It’s because now we’re living the life we desire. If we fail to ground ourselves in our own principles and aspirations we end up getting swept up by the moment, by the chaos and end up living someone else’s dream.
It’s true that most of what we worry about simply never happens. Instead of spending your energy worrying, you will be taking action in the present moment, moving forward and working with what is right in front of you. Start caring. Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right.
Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.