One day I will_____. I once heard this this phrase referred to as Someday I’ll, as in some far away destination that someone is planing to visit. The question I have is, why say “One day I will____ ” Why not live your dream today?
What made me think of all this was I talked with someone that I had not seen in a couple years and he was telling me about all the things he wants to do when he retires. I kept thinking to myself, why don’t you do some of these things today? Why are you waiting for some magical time in the future to do all the stuff you want to do?
The way I look at is, the only time you really have is now and it would be wise to do what you want to do now. We think that one day we will get to all of our projects, our goals, our hobbies and go on that dream vacation. The fact is the time to go for your dreams is today. None of us know what is going to happen tomorrow, so why not go for our dreams today.
We sometimes self sabotage our dreams by procrastinating and thinking about what happened to us yesterday or what is going to happen to us tomorrow and not being fully engaged in of all of the great stuff that is going on around us right now.
Today is Saturday and I have been enjoying every minute. Many of the things I did today some people may consider boring everyday tasks, like going for a run, getting a coffee, stopping for a hair cut, making lunch and cleaning around the house. The truth is I am enjoying every minute because I realize that my life is made up of just a bunch these little experiences. I don’t want to to live my life on “Someday I’ll” My choice is to live in the here and now.
Here are five helpful hints for living in the present
- Smile when you wake up in the morning and think of 5 things you have to be thankful.
- Do things that get you engaged in the present moment, turn off the gadgets for a while and zone in on whats going on around you.
- Let go of any thoughts that take you away from the present moment. Do one thing at a time.
- Compliment someone and say thanks.
- Be thankful for what you already have in your life and count your blessings
I think this quote is so awesome. ” Yesterday is history, tomorrows a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why its called the present”
Have a great day!