When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, I don’t typically jump on the bandwagon. My mind is often thinking about what’s next and setting goals, so the beginning of the year really doesn’t feel too different. While I’m not going to list a bunch of things that I’d like to work on, there is a phrase I want to share that has been playing over and over in my head as of late : This is where you are.
And you know where I first heard that phrase?? During the Insanity workout with good old Sean T. There is a session called “pure cardio” where you perform move after move, for a REALLY long time. Without breaks. And that’s exactly where this little phrase pops up. I remember the first time hearing it, sweating + suffering and tired as can be. But those words kept me going. And although I first heard them while working out, that’s not what I’m here to talk about. Nope. This is about being present in the here and now.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been driven by the future. I know that won’t entirely change as it’s an engrained trait, but I’m very motivated to focus on what’s going on NOW, more. It can be as simple as savoring dinner on date nights instead of worrying about what we’re going to do afterwards. Or enjoying the fact that we now have our own house rather than thinking about what piece of furniture we “need” to buy next. Because here’s the thing : the future is not guaranteed. We all know that deep down, but can easily get caught up in the “what’s next” category. So two thousand fourteen … THAT is what I am focusing on this year. I’m here, it’s January 8th, cheers!