In the hustle and bustle of every day life, many of us are lost in our routines. We rush from one to-do to the next, constantly working to juggle all of our responsibilities. We have to work to make money, take care of ourselves and our family, maintain relationships with friends, deal with problems, and make important decisions about what food to buy, how to raise children, whether to go to sleep or work on our projects. Everyone is looking for ways to save time and become more efficient. News and media is bombarding us with information.
If we take a moment out of every day to sit in silence and reflect, we can center ourselves and remind ourselves of what is most important.
Monday through Friday is "the grind". We work in perpetual anticipation of good things to come: a promotion, retirement, the "real" job... our anxiety and tension builds and builds because we rarely take the time to truly relax.
If we instead choose to live day by day, our reality changes. Many of our worries and doubts fade because we begin not living so much for what is to come and instead what is happening in the here and now.
Ethan Small has been posting to Friendly Warrior since 2013 with his experiences and wisdom to inspire others to improve their quality of life.
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