I always thought St Patrick's Day was one of those fake holidays like Halloween. Apparently I was wrong because I have the day off work because of the holiday. Thank you, St Paddy!
You know how Carrie on Sex and the City is always saying she "got to thinking" about this & that? Well, today I pulled a Carrie and got to thinking about something. Shocking, I know.
Everyday, I inevitably think about places to go, things to see. Today, in the midst of one of these dream sessions about travel and things I want to buy, I stopped myself with a reminder to live in the present. That's something I've always had a hard time with. My mind is always set on the future. To do lists, places to go, things to achieve; they often consume my consciousness. It seems like I'm waiting for something else to come around in life. Some new adventure.
|Me & my good friend Shannon on a flight to Krabi, Thailand last year... My most recent adventure.|
I'm sure there are ways to stay grounded... By recording events of everyday in one of these calendar journals, or keeping a daily gratitude journal. I made a few of these calendar journals as gifts and should've made another one for myself. These two things would force you to take time to really reflect on the present and maybe even be a reminder of how you're contributing, or not contributing, to the world.
|DIY Daily Calendar Journal|
How do you stay in the present when there are so many things to focus on in the future?