My mind races 100 miles per minute. Literally. Throughout a normal day, I am usually working on about three projects at a time. I do all this all while eating lunch or watching Netflix or while doing whatever comes up. I know…it’s bad!
Last week while attending a training, I had a revelation. I initially thought it would be a standard training set up classroom style. This is always beneficial for me because I can attend trainings and summits, sit in the back, and still get work done. A win-win, but to my surprise, this training was set up in a learning circle so we could stare at and engage each other. My first reaction was, “Oh shoot! I won’t get anything done!” Not to mention the training was two days long. I instantly caught an attitude!
It took about two hours for me to relax and engage, and when I did, I realized it was probably one of the best trainings I’d ever attended. I gained so much knowledge and insight. For those two days, I had to live in the moment and it felt good.
I left that training feeling like I’d just done something amazing. I felt like I had accomplished something great. I guess to the average person, I’d done nothing extraordinary, but to me, this was a sign of growth and maturity–a major accomplishment!
Up until that moment, I was an expert in the art of extreme multitasking and until last week, I don’t think I understood or had really experienced what living in the moment meant. I now realize how many precious and intimate moments I never fully experienced because I was unable to be present.
For about a week now, I’ve been working on living in the moment, and I like it. I am able to give my full attention to whatever is in front of me which has surprisingly reduced my stress levels. Go figure!
In 2018, I will work on achieving this lost art and to better focus my mind. What about you?
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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