It's always like this. I work on projects with deadlines that draw me into the future.
This forward thinking is so much a part of my life that I find it difficult to stay present in the present.
And, really, how can anyone take it one day at a time when back-to-school sales beckon and previews of the fall TV lineup are sprinkled into daily programming?
I went to the Internet for answers, as I do for most things. Among all the workshops and DVDs and books on offer were several sites with rational (or only slightly strange) advice. Here are a few to get you (and me) started:
- Work Happy Now!: 4 Tips to Help You Stay Happy, Present and Productive at Work
- The Positivity Blog: 8 Ways to Return to the Present Moment
- HowToDoThings: How to Stay in the Present Moment
- PositivelyPresent: 5 Ways to Stay Present in Challenging Times
One bit of advice I can surely remember -- probably because my yoga instructor repeats it every class -- is to take a deep breath...and then let it all go.