Good Morning and Happy Monday! I must admit that not only does it feel a little strange being back to the normal work-week, but it’s also a little hard. Spending the past week away from the routine of normal life was quite nice and something I could easily get used to. Although I may not be too excited to get back to the normal walk of life, I am going to take some time to appreciate some things I realized while taking my time off from the norm.
While away I had a little time to think about some things, well a lot of things actually. Watching the waves rolling in on the beach and taking in a handful of sunsets while kicked back on the deck, gave my mind time to consider where I am in life and of course where I would like to be. The irony is that I really don’t need a meditation on life while sitting on the beach to do this. I do it all the time: on the train ride to and from work, driving in my car, sitting in my bed before drifting off to sleep. Human nature dictates that we are constantly comparing yesterday to the present and the present moment to tomorrow.
Don’t be too hard on yourself now (at least I am trying not to be on myself) because this is life. The past is always going to set a standard in our minds that will coat a thin (or at times thick) layer of anticipation for what the future will bring. The good news is that this layer can be removed. Take it from me though, it’s not easy to do so. Just the thought of trying to take the day and not allow anything to put a damper on how today will be is exhausting. I will even admit to sometimes allowing one bad day at work crush my whole week! But, let’s try it. What is there to lose? We could all use a little effort on trying to focus on the present moment. Allow things to come to you as they are without analyzing it and dwelling on a past experience that relates to it. Maybe not letting yesterday take too much of your today will help make this a great Monday!Pin It