Is your bad habit not living in the moment?
The past couple of months have been chaotic and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down (who would have thought growing your own business was so time consuming – lol). I won’t bore you with everything happening in my life (I’m hyperventilating just thinking about it) but I have realised I have a bad habit and I am not proud of it.
- I like to think I have it all under control.
- I am organised.
- I am efficient.
- I am not afraid of hard work.
A month ago, a girlfriend was telling me a story and she said “You’ll love this one Nat, you have that entrepreneurial gene in you..” I must admit I was a little chuffed. No one had ever said that to me in such a way and I had never thought about it like that either.
I am constantly thinking of about ways to make money.
I am constantly working extra hours on business ideas/work tasks as success is an important value I hold.
I am constantly chasing extra hours in my day, wishing there was 8 days in a week.
However, this is when I realised I had a bad habit. I struggle to be in the moment. I use to pride myself on the fact that when I was with my kids, I was actually with my kids, like when it comes to watching them play sports. This is one of the few times my phone is away and I give them my full attention. My bad habit might disappear for an hour at a time but as soon as the game is over, so too is my ability to stay in the moment. My bloody mind will not stop wondering.
I can’t seem to stop thinking about what I have to do, what I need to do and what I want to do to improve everything I have to do. Vicious circle really! This bad habit means I don’t always hear what my kids are telling me. This bad habit means I miss conversations from the people I love because I am not actually with them in the moment they need me.
I need help to break this bad habit. I am a smart woman and I can tell myself to ‘LIVE in the MOMENT’ but telling myself and actually stopping my brain from wondering is another thing. Do I need to try meditation?
So, if you have any ideas on how I can rid myself of this bad habit for good, I would be in your debt forever. I may be making light of this subject but I struggle with staying in the moment and I have promised myself this year I want to break this bad habit.
HELP ME PLEASE….
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