We are all so busy with our own lives. Working, studying, seeing friends, seeing family and it can all get a bit hectic from time to time. Sometimes we are wishing time away when we are going through something stressful or horrid. Why are we rushing when this life is the real thing? It’s not a dress rehearsal- this is it.
When I’m missing home and looking towards Christmas, sometimes I find myself wishing time would go faster and that the time would come around quicker. Why am I doing this? Why am I not living in the moment and treasuring the time I have? I don’t want to go through life rushing and then ten years later wish I’d done things differently. I don’t want to have any regrets and be in my late twenties, wishing I was a teenager again. Instead of wanting time to pass, why not fill that time in with things you love. Why not have a nice bath or go see some friends or go for a run? Do what makes you happy and enjoy your time. Live in it. Thrive in it.
I’ve spoken to plenty of people who all wish they didn’t rush to grow up. So many people all want to be adults and be older and then forget about just being a child and having fun. Then when you do get to being an adult, you wonder why you rushed your childhood. You can be intrigued and look forward to that time in the future, but don’t waste time and wish it away. You’ll never get it back so treasure it.
I went for a nice walk on Wednesday up Dartmoor and it was lovely. I could see amazing views and saw wild Ponies and Sheep and I found it so therapeutic being around nature and breathing in the fresh air. That’s when I really thought about time and to just live in it rather than pushing it away. I sat on a rock and saw the clear sky and the fresh smells and just sat in the present. I wasn’t thinking about the past nor the future…I was just relaxing in the present and enjoying my time on the walk.
Why not take a moment, every once and a while to just stop thinking about the pressures of life and the things on your mind and just stop. Stop and enjoy the time. Don’t think about anything else.
I hope this has helped and made you want to give this a go. It really does help make you think more about your time and how quickly it really goes.
Until next time,