What Does “Living In the Moment” Mean?
In a nutshell, “living in the moment” means becoming extremely literal about what is going on right now.
What is happening before me?
What am I actively engaged in for this moment (Am I washing dishes? Snuggling with a child? Driving my car? Preparing dinner?)
This is the place where you want to put your full attention and focus.
This is can be so difficult because as moms we simply must plan for the future!
We must consider what’s for dinner, how that child will get home from basketball practice, and what subjects we’ll teach this week.
Planning ahead is a critical part of managing the chaos, right?!
Yes, but here’s the key distinction:
Allow yourself time to plan, and then choose to stop thinking about those plans.
Do you get stuck in the habit of allowing something to just play over and over in the recesses of your mind too? Ugh. I can’t tell you how much stress that alone causes me.
But friends, here’s the freedom: It’s a habit. And habits can be unlearned.
I’m not saying it’s not hard, but if we take it one moment at a time–saying, for this moment, I’m not going to think about it–slowly we’ll see things beginning to change.
Got it? Are we on board here?