Today, I would like to share with you how I am doing on being present. First, I would like to share with you what being present looks like in my life.
When I first decided that present was my one word, I realized that it is kind of vague. What does it mean to be present anyway?
To me, being present means...
- Turning the phone on silent and facing it upside down or out of sight when with friends.
- Not worrying about the mile long to do list that tomorrow brings.
- Not dwelling on all that I should have done yesterday.
- Not being on social media when I have carved out time for homework or work.
Ultimately, being present is focusing on what is here and now, no matter what has happened or what is to come.
So, I haven't been doing so hot so far. But, being present means that that is okay. Being present means that I am not going to sit around and mope about how being sick took over my spring break and I didn't get half as much done as I needed to. Being present means that I am not going to beat myself up every time I peak at my phone when a friend is over. Being present means that I am not going to regret the moments that I didn't put my computer aside when my roommate was talking to me, because I needed to keep working and could multi-task. Being present means that I am going to be present now and make some changes.