Word of the Year Check In
Well, we’re halfway through 2016 and I thought it would be a good time to check in on my word of the year “Present.” Can I let you in on a little secret? I started out strong, but lately, I haven’t been living that word out very well.
I blame a few things. I have filled our calendar to the brim this summer with super fun things, but it makes me look ahead a little too much when I should be slowing down and enjoying the moment. I also blame something stupid. I broke my “Be Present” bracelet that was my good daily reminder. I shouldn’t need that bracelet to remind me to live out my word of the day, but it was such a great reminder, if I felt my mind moving forward too much, I could slow down just by looking down and seeing that. And finally, just when I got comfortable and really good with my yoga practice, well, we stopped. I need to get back into that groove, it was one of the biggest things that kept me focused and grounded.
If there is anything recent events such as Orlando, Nate’s grandmother passing away, or even something as simple as Ollie having a bad cold have shown me, it’s that I need to slow the F down and get back on track. Treat each day as a present and BE present. Stop worrying about things coming up in months, weeks or even days. Go one minute, one step at a time. And enjoy each moment as it comes.
So there you go, my public shame to myself to start living out my word of the day again. Hopefully by December I can come back and give you a better report card. But I’m going to be present in the now and not stress about that quite yet. 😉 There is still a lot left of 2016. I can and will turn this around.