Lately I’ve noticed myself so consumed by the daily tasks of being a mom, running a business, taking care of the home, organizing meals, etc…that I’ve lost touch with the here and now. I’ve realized at times when I am with my amazing children, blowing bubbles on a beautiful fall day, that I am also planning out the many other things I have on my to-do list. By the time I’ve realized this, I’ve lost the moment. Time goes by so quickly, and in a flash the many moments that make up “life” are gone. There will always be work to do, always chores to finish, deadlines and responsibilities to live up to. However, moments with your children, friends or family will have a much more lasting impression on everyone if you are fully present. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, so be conscious of the moment you are in, breath it in and savor the experience for what it is.
ACTION TIPS FOR THE WEEK:
1. Out of sight-out of mind
This week try to be aware of the moment for what it is. Keep work at work, and when you are home, really enjoy the time with your loved ones. Play just for the sake of playing. Realize that your work will get done when you designate time for work, at the office. Schedule time to just “be” and put work issues out of your mind, even if for just a short moment.
2. Be in the moment
Say the phrase “Be in the moment” when you find yourself thinking of other things. When playing with your children, enjoying alone time with a significant other, taking a walk, just “be” and relish what you are doing. The more you practice this this week, the more natural it will become in your life.
3. Have fun!
Need I say more:) Being in the moment will take on a life of it’s own. Try to bring fun back into everything you do. The more you balance work and play, the more productive and aware you will be in everything you do.
This week focus on prioritizing your time. It is easier to “be in the moment” when you know everything else will get done. Plan your week so you have enough alloted time for work, work related issues, and play. That way you can fully enjoy each of them knowing the rest won’t be pushed aside.
Have a great week!