1/13/15

Living in the Present

I know I'm a couple weeks behind most bloggers on posting about the New Year but well I'm usually behind most people with things anyways. 2014 was a year I will never forget. It was definitely a learning season. A season of stretching and growing and looking deep in myself asking if I'm really the person that I present to others or if I'm masking my true self in order to please people.

I'm not usually one to set New Years Resolutions but after reflecting on last year and thought about what I needed to do differently.

I'm a worrier. My mind is constantly racing and thinking ahead to the future. I want to back off on doing this. Its good to think about the future but not to an extent that you are missing out on the present.

So that's what I want for 2015, is to be present more. To be in the here and now and enjoy the little moments. I don't want to obsess over my to do list or social media or even research natural wellness. My goal is to set it aside and listen to my children and play games with them. I want to laugh more with my husband and create memories.

My children are growing so fast and its showing me more and more that they will only be with me for a short time. I want them to grow up with a mom who smiles and enjoys time with them. There are so many things pulling for my attention, but if I'm not intentional then this time will slip past and will have missed it. That will be a true tragedy!

I'm working on making changes so that I can make this a high priority! What do you do to be more present with your family? Do you find it harder in this day and age to be more present? Stop what you're doing now and go hug your children and your spouse!

2 comments:

  1. Take it from someone whose youngest is 13...they do grow up FAST! Spend as much time with them as you can and enjoy every moment. Nothing lasts like a wonderful memory

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  2. I'm a worrier too. :) So, I completely understand your desire to be present more. I'm challenging myself to do the same.

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