A friend sent this over today to me and I thought this would be a great thing to have a look at, as I think for many people they have been on this ride, or if you haven’t you have seen other people taking this type of ride.
Noun: the ups and downs of the pandemic. One day you’re loving your bubble, doing workouts, baking banana bread and going for long walks and the next day your crying, drinking gin for breakfast and missing people you don’t even like that much.
I love this, I think like has been like a crazy roller coaster for us all over the last few months and trying to work out this new normal in our lives will be a challenge for many of us. I do believe this is something we don’t go back from, but we have to learn to move forward in new ways instead. What will be the new normal after all of this? Well, I for one have no idea how it looks and I am sure none of us have little idea either. So how can we move forward when we don’t know what we will be heading towards or how it looks, or how thing will be? Well let’s look at this from how I see it, this is what it is like to live in the moment. We have to accept on every level that the past is over, as living in the past will only make us depressed. But if we try and live in the future with all those unknowns, the ifs, buts, what’s and maybes this will only make us anxious, as we just don’t know what the future will bring and trying to second guess this will just be sending a negative message to our minds triggering our mind to feel anxious and unsure. What we have to understand is that the future is not here yet and this has been this way since the beginning of time. So, this being the case why should we all feel more anxious than before then? Well, this is because we have all built these images of ourselves in our lives and we use them as a way of making us feel safe and secure. Which to an extent isn’t a bad thing in life, without hopes and dreams in our lives, this is not a place that would bring us much happiness and positivity either. But if we are feeling anxious about moving forward in this strange time, now is the time to learn to live life in a new way, because outside of the past and the future our best gift of all is the present.
Let’s use this time of transition from the Coronacoaster and lets learnt to live in the present, its time to see the present as that super special blessing that we get to enjoy. Our happiest moments are when we are living in the now as we are just so absorbed in the moment we just forget about the past and the future and we are just loving being in the now. If you find yourself searching for some level of security over what life will bring then just remind yourself that we don’t know and that is ok, the day before you met the love of your life you didn’t know that would happen it just did. The day before we got the news of a great job promotion or found out you were about to have a baby; we didn’t know this was the day before those amazing times. So now think about all the worries you have had about the future over the years and just take a moment to reflect on these. It’s good to write them down and look at the worries you have carried through different parts of your life or even all of your life. Now work out how many of the worries we have spent our lovely days of being in the present worrying about, have come true.
For many of us, the answer is often not many or even not any! And all we have done is wasted time living life in our heads instead of embracing the moment. Now is the time, as we truly can’t see the future to learn the lessons from the past, the worry hasn’t worked, it is often not even anywhere near the truth and it’s just a waste of the only thing we do have which is the moment. This could be your lockdown realisation lightbulb moment, which could transform how you live your life. Just take a moment to stop what you doing right now and look at the moment you’re in, for me I have finished a busy day at work it’s a Friday night and my blog is late!! But I am sat in the garden the sun is shining I can hear the birds singing their sweet songs, I can look up from my laptop and see the flowers and plants in the garden and the soft cotton wool clouds in the sky. Life is great, beautiful and precious, please choose to live this way, as the opposite would be me being anxious about being late, trying to think of something to write for this week’s blog worrying about the time and how I can get it all done. That won’t help get the blog done, in fact, it will only make it take much longer as not being in the moment as I type this out will just slow down the writing flow or even block my ability to be connected to my thoughts and inspiration.
As you take a look at where you are and what you are doing please look for the good and the positives, choosing to be calm and present. This is why the present is called the present as it is our best gift ever.
Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend Sara x