January 9, 2013 in Minimalist Tips
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I really struggle to live and enjoy the present …but it is something I have been really working on this year. I think it is key to both simple living and minimalist living.
I find it much easier to plan and dream in the future. Things in the present are taken care of as they pop up, but my mind lives weeks and months ahead.
The future is addicting, it is filled with promise and hope. Why focus on where I am at now on my book, blog, or savings account when I can see the future when I reach my goals?
Living in the future also brings a lot of worry. A deadline or a looming problem can take all my time when there is nothing I can do about the thing I am worried about.
It isn’t that we should only think about the present. Not at all! We need to have plans and we need to remember what was done in the past.