40: Be Present

Today was a good day

I took time off work to rest and recover

I caught up with an actor turned friend and had such an amazing time with her just discussing life

Then I met up with someone I’m currently working with on a new project, a documentary around cycling and Africa

It’s still every new and at the early stages of development so that’s all I’m going to say about it for now but needless to say, I’m really excited about it!

Being present, to me, is all about giving your undivided attention to whatever you’re doing right this minute

In my case it would be writing

We have reason to be distracted, there are so many things vying for our attention

But we do ourselves a disservice when we allow that to happen, when we allow our minds to be scattered across multiple thoughts, concerns and worries

It reduces the impact we can have on the people right in front of us

It reduces the enjoyment we can have right here right now, since we are spending more time reliving past events or anticipating future ones

Take a deep breath

Let that breath re-centre you back to the present moment

Life is now

It can only ever be lived one day at a time, right here in the present

So be here

Be well


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