Another Monday, another start to a new week.
It’s the time of year again where work gets really busy and students are studying hard for their exams. We are so worried about and working towards something that is going to happen in the future that we are causing ourselves more stress and anxiety. It took me having a quiet weekend to realise we sometimes need to take a step back and appreciate the present.
“Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in right now.” —Unknown
Instead of always stressing about what may or may not happen in the future, whether something you were expecting to be your future might not happen, we need to focus on the now. We’re too busy looking towards how our future might pan out that we fail to recognise the important moments right before our eyes.
Instead of letting future fears stop us from appreciating the present, we need to be more aware of how our fears, anxiety and stress is affecting us. True, we can’t stop all the things in life that are giving us grief or frustration, but we can learn to take a moment out of our busy schedules to just be.
It isn’t wrong to be idle and not be constantly on the go. It might be a perfect balance for extroverts to go out and spend time with their friends in social situations, but introverts are allowed to be at home just having a quiet moment to themselves. We all take comfort in different ways which allow us to find happiness. There is no right or wrong way; the right way is what’s right for you.
Don’t let the future cloud what’s right in front of you. By looking too far ahead, we can sometimes miss the good things in life, no matter how small.