Some people are excited about the future.
The future is where all my fears live.
Fear lives in the future and anxiety lives in the past. That’s why I do my best to stay in the right here right now.
On any given day, we could all find ourselves in circumstances that we didn’t expect or we didn’t foresee. Bad shit happens. It happens every day. There’s no point in worrying about it. You can’t change yesterday’s newspaper and you can’t predict what will happen next.
But you can be present in this moment and breathe.
I look around me. I see a clean and pretty back yard that I feel proud of after I just spent the last few hours raking up the leaves. I see Juliana next to me, writing her workout routines for tomorrow’s clients. I see fresh veggies in the fridge and my silly dumb puppy who keeps rubbing her wet nose on my leg, begging for attention.
Right now, things feel really great.
Why would I want to torment myself with the future?
Yes, I plan ahead.
No, I don’t live as though “there’s no tomorrow.”
I learn from the past and I stay optimistic about what’s to come.
But I try, as best I can, to live my life in the right now. In this moment, I have air in my lungs and love in my life. In the end, that’s all we really need.