Why “living in the present” is overrated—here’s scientific proof
I am a strong believer in living in the present. I don’t say it enough.
Life is too darn short!
For this reason, I also encourage you to take breaks from living in the present.
Today’s fun video gives you a bit of the reason why it’s not healthy to always live in the present moment.
Tweet: “Simultaneously live in the present moment AND aim for a higher purpose.” —@lucindaloveland
After you watch this video I want you to reach towards a meaningful goal. Meaningful for you!
This involves thinking about your future. Investing for your future. Sacrificing for your future.
Because life is just too darn short!
We don’t want to lead meaningless lives. For this reason we must embrace our present moment AND aim for a higher purpose.
There’s a lot I can say on this, but I want to just focus on the main points.
We find meaning when we appreciate and embrace our current moment AND when we know we are useful, important and have a calling.
What is your calling? What is your passion?
What gifts do you want to give your Future Self?
Take the baby steps today.
- If it’s losing some pounds, start by reducing some sugar and taking more walks.
- If it’s restoring your romantic relationship, start by expressing appreciation for the little things (no matter how small, start somewhere).
- If it’s doing work you are truly passionate about, research what that exactly looks like for you if you are not already in the field and start volunteering in the field to learn the ropes.
- If it’s about being a better parent, nothing better than educating yourself on how exactly you want to be as a parent and finding a group of like-minded parents so you can support one another.
Start small and think big! Enjoy today and be hopeful for tomorrow!
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