We forget to live when…

Don't forget to live: Focus. CC by Nina Matthews

Don’t forget to live: Focus. CC by Nina Matthews

We rob ourselves of life when we forget to live.

  • We forget to live when we become stressed and anxious about things we can hardly control. Most of which will be resolved in time with or without much of our involvement.
  • We forget to live when we hold grudges, which create an obsessive attachment with another person. This is wasted time and emotional energy.
  • We forget to live when we delve in the past too much.
  • We forget to live when we only keep an eye on the future.
  • We forget to live when we live in fear.
  • We forget to live when we put others needs before ours; living someone else’s life.
  • We forget to live when we are overly concerned about what others think of us.
  • We forget to live when we are stuck in a funk of overwhelming sadness and do nothing to move on: as in seeking help.
  • We forget to live when we simply live for weekends.
  • We forget to live when we spend our time ‘connected’ and solely rely on social media for communication.
  • We forget to live when we spend our time either crossing out days on the calendar or watching the clock tick; eager for whatever it is we are doing to be over.

What living is:

  • Enjoyment of the small things we treasure.
  • Simply letting go of anxiety, anger, and fear of the unknown.
  • Sharing “real” time with loved ones.
  • Indulging in our favorite pass-time.
  • Sitting quietly and getting lost in thought.
  • Walking with no destination.
  • Taking a relaxing bath.
  • Loving what you do or finding a way to make it more enjoyable.
  • Being present in every activity as a type of meditation.
  • Awareness that there is no guarantee of a tomorrow.

 

What is on your list?

 

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