be here.

Be here. In this moment.

It’s something I constantly have to remind myself, as my mind flits from one thing to another a thousand miles an hour.

We can do anything but we can’t do everything is a meaningful piece of advice from David Allen.

These days we’re multitasking like crazy. We have smart phones to take our work home with us, we Facebook to keep in-touch/stalk our friends & upload every minute detail of our lives. We Tweet and blog just about everything and anything (guilty!!!) and we’re trying to fit more into our days.

It’s important to take a step back and just be absorbed in the moment; whatever it is just let yourself sink into it without your mind racing ahead. Allow yourself time to pause and reflect. Whether it’s just a quiet cup of tea alone, a stolen moment amidst the frantic, an hour reading a book or magazine, a weekly pilates class or an outdoor walk without your phone/iPod, just make sure you have cognizant time purely for yourself.

We only have one life and we need to ensure we’re joyously & indulgently aware of it!

Seize the day and live in the moment. [via]

Happy Wednesday!

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3 thoughts on “be here.

  1. This is so true.

    As I read this post, I was also on Instagram, AND listening to the radio. I REALLY need to stop at times and keep this in mind. Just because we have the resources to be able to mutiltask doesn’t mean we need to be doing it all the time.

    So many moments probably pass us by without us even realising – because we’re too busy doing too many things at once!

  2. Nice post…. I’m someone who always does a million things at once and I can see what’s gonna happen before it does (ie. I’m filling the water jug and making the toast and getting dressed and zapping something in the microwave at the same time and i can see that something’s going to boil over and when it happens I kick myself for NOT slowing down and taking my time. But then I do the same thing the very next time!

    Grrrr

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