Once in a while, I like to pause to relax, and reflect. Often, I find myself constantly thinking: thinking about what I will do in the future, thinking about what I’ve done in the past. I worry and fret about one thing or another, and if I can’t find something to worry or fret about, I worry about that. To say that I have a tendency towards being an anxious person is, perhaps, an understatement.
One of my goals this year is to be more present; simply, to live in the moment more, and to enjoy it for what it is. Although it may be cheesy (and who doesn’t love a little cheese every once in a while?), this has helped. A lot. I have had more enjoyable weekends, I have felt at greater ease, and had a greater sense of balance. These are just some things that caused me to pause and smile. And for that, I am grateful.