Sometimes we can feel all consumed in our emotions, as we run movies in our minds of what happened in events belonging to the past or could possibly happen in the future… It is well worth stopping regularly and checking in with yourself – become aware of the frequent ‘patterns’ you’re running automatically. Notice where you’re predominant focus is… Is it past oriented? How does that make you feel? What kind of events are you mulling over?
Are you always striving for something in the future? Do you acknowledge when you obtain something you’ve been striving for and give yourself a pat on the back, celebrating the small or large milestones you’ve reached? Or do you speed on through creating something else you ‘must do’?
Make a new habit of noticing the impact to your feelings that come hand in hand with this kind of thinking…
Where can you now place your attention to really make a difference to the quality of life you experience?