Friday, 18 December 2015

Motivation Friday: Living in the moment


Living in the moment. It sounds simple, but it isn't.

I believe that we spend too much time worrying about the past, and worrying about the future, and planning our entire lifes, that we have a really hard time focusing on what's happening now. We don't take enough time out of our day to enjoy the moment, and the great moments happening before our eyes.

When we're working, we're wishing we were on vacation; and when we're on vacation, we're planning all the things we're going to do once we get home, all the work we need to catch up on. It's a constant cycle. And a recurrent one at that.

This is something that really worries me because as human beings, we have no way of controling how many more of these moments we're going to get to experience.

I'm not saying we should stop planning our future, not at all. It's great to live an organized life and knowing what you want to do in your future and simply having goals for your life. What I'm trying to say is -stop letting this control every second of the day. Find a balance between living and planning.

Let's say yes, instead of "maybe another day". Let's do the thing we've been putting off for years. Let's just do whatever we need to be happy.

Honestly, the present is the only moment we have control over. No matter how much we try to control our life, we don't know what the future holds out for us.

Being present is also a great stress reliever, which allows us to be happier.

And being happy is all we strive for, isn't it?

Ella x

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  1. this is so true! The present is...well, a gift. We really need to stop putting things off!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It really is. We often forget that we don't know when our last day is going to be. Which is a good and bad thing at once. Bad, if we don't really take in what we need and want, and good because it allows us to live as we wish. We focus too much on the past and the future that we often forget to enjoy the present.

      Ella x

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  2. Well said. I told last night I would take a jog today, but I didn't push it through because I was so sleepy this morning. If we want something, we should put a little bit effort to make it happen.

    http://www.remakestyle.com/ | @pixiespell

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    1. That is true love. If we really want something, then we should work towards it. We can't expect a different change if we don't do something different but at the same time, we can't obsess over it. We need to allow ourselves to enjoy the now and the life around us. Basically, just live.

      Hope you're okay x
      Ella Pinto xx

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  3. It really is. We often forget that we don't know when our last day is going to be. Which is a good and bad thing at once. Bad, if we don't really take in what we need and want, and good because it allows us to live as we wish. We focus too much on the past and the future that we often forget to enjoy the present.

    Ella x

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  4. That is true love. If we really want something, then we should work towards it. We can't expect a different change if we don't do something different but at the same time, we can't obsess over it. We need to allow ourselves to enjoy the now and the life around us. Basically, just live.

    Hope you're okay x
    Ella Pinto xx

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  5. I completely agree! It's been said - just do it... say yes more... live in the moment - all good sayings but it's so easy to put things off.

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  6. It really is. People often forget that it's not us who decide when our last moment is going to be. We should make every single minute of our lives count. But then again, this in itself is pretty hard to achieve. We're only humans, so, we should only do our best and hope it makes a difference.


    Hope you're well.
    Ella x

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