September 14, 2017 nydia

Your happiness lies in the present

Happy Monday Lovelies,

Here’s is a self-love affirmation for the week: My happiness lies the present.

We hear it all the time: “be in the now”, “live in the present” and so on and so forth, but if your brain is wired like mine, staying in the present isn’t as simple as these affirmations make it out to be.

You see, worry is my middle name and I definitely believe that being a survivor has a lot to do with it. My brain is constantly trying to disaster-proof my life by enumerating every, single, thing that could go wrong for every, single, decision I have to make, from the smallest to the biggest. And if something actually goes “wrong”, I dwell. Oh, do I dwell on it, forever and ever and ever.

Can you relate?

If you can, you’ll agree that it doesn’t leave much time for the present and that’s not ideal. The present is where past hurts and worries about the future don’t exist. It’s where all the noise is replaced with a peaceful silence and where we can fully appreciate the simplicity of our existence, one heartbeat at a time.

In other words, it’s where happiness lies.

But how do you stay in the present? For me, what works is closing my eyes and taking 3 deep breathes. What about you?

Let’s try to this throughout the week, especially when our brains go into overdrive.

Looking forward to hearing your tricks and how it goes for you.

Have a present week