Happy Memorial Day! I hope that you have had the opportunity to spend this Monday with those that you love. Today’s Monday Mantra is Enjoy each and every moment.
As the long weekend comes to a close, I have been reflecting on just how important it is to enjoy each and every moment as it arises. At the start of the holiday weekend, I obviously felt a sense of excitement for all the fun that I knew would be had over the 3 days but my excitement came with an unexpected companion of anxiousness. In thinking of all the fun I wanted to have over the holiday weekend, I started to worry that I wouldn’t be able to do all that I wanted before the 3 days were over. This overthinking put me in a state of frantic worry and left me feeling sad for the loss of a weekend that hadn’t even started! However, I quickly recognized the state of trouble this type of thinking was putting me in and decided to instead enjoy each and every moment. This different perspective allowed me to prioritize the things I wanted to do most, and enabled T and I to create a weekend filled with fun, laughter, adventures, rest, and relaxation. It was a genuinely enjoyable holiday weekend that will provide lasting memories and I am grateful that I was able to truly enjoy each and every moment to the fullest.
In those moments that you are overcome with worry from thinking too far in the future, can you instead take a step back and enjoy each and every moment as it arises?
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