May 16, 2023
No matter how hard I try, I still find it difficult to stay in the now (remember "now" is so social it is called the present.). Sometimes I ruminate about the past (don't look back, that's not where you're going). Other times I am anxious about the future and become oblivious to what is happening right now, not enjoying the moment. I did better about this while I was traveling -- not as good now. (Although my blood pressure was 110/72 yesterday which tells me I was pretty chill.
I really like Susan David's message in the following post. When I am stressed and/or tired, I fall into behaviors that have become ingrained in me. I don't think, I just react. I know many of these behaviors aren't good for me (e.g., stress = grab a Dr. Pepper) but when you're up to your arse..
All I can do is keep try!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. When we’re feeling burned out or having a tough time, we often become overly focused on reaching the light at the end of the metaphorical tunnel. I want to propose something different. What if, instead of rushing toward the light, we learn how to see in the dark?
I hope you carry this message with you over the next few days as you journey through life, regardless of where that journey takes you: tunnels, highways, and footpaths alike.