I’m guilty of frequently wanting to jump forward. Recently, I’ve been finding myself impatient for the school year to start, and above all, for it to end. I keep wanting to jump forward to ending my college career, degree in hand, living with the love of my life, and wanting to step into my “big girl job” pants.
Today is one of those days. I keep hoping for time to go faster until I can get off the clock for work, so that I can go home to dinner with my love and a weekend full of fun events.
I do need to admit that even though time is going by so slowly today (because there’s not much to do at work), I need to live in the present. We only have so much time that we’re alive, so we all need to work harder towards living in the present.
So here I am, sitting in my office, making the most of my time. Rather than browsing the web, or staring at the wall, I’m using my time to sit here in deep thought.
I’m not only guilty of wanting to push time faster during work. I’ve also wanted time to go faster in classes, homework time, some social events, and yes, even church!
I’m going to make it a goal of mine to try and stay in the present, no matter how much of a challenge it is.
I’m happy in life right now. I’m happy with my about-to-be work status, I’m happy with my student status (PSYCHED that I only had to pay $40 for books this next semester), I’m very happy with my relationship status, and I’m very happy with the family and friends I’ve chosen to surround myself with.
So why not just sit back and enjoy it?Part of having a good emotional health is learning to appreciate the good things in your life more fully, not just trying to rush into the next thing all the time.
Live in the present, because tomorrow is not always promised.