It's better than it used to be. A lot of life's anxieties have gone away now that I feel a bit more solid in my world and the path that I am on. But the basic framework of always 'being somewhere else' is still very much a reality for me. I often think that times when we are unwell, have an accident or something in our bodies just doesn't work right, it's often a good time to slow down and smell the roses. A bit of a silver lining to being sick maybe?
To play devil's advocate for a moment though, a lot of our survival is down to planning ahead. If I didn't plan my education, then I wouldn't be a Naturopath now. And more simply, if I don't plan out my evening meals, then I would probably eat a lot worse and have the resultant health issues associated with this (cue fatness). But there's a balance to everything, and I could surely do with some more time in the present.
One way that I try and combat some of this inability to live in the now, is by taking stock; appreicating what I have and how damn good it is. So, as this blog is turning out to be a bit of a year-diary to look back on (if I make it through year that is), I figured I'd have one of these moments to reflect on some of the good shit right now.
Great things as of THIS MOMENT
- The imminent conclusion of work - 7 more days!
- Change of seasons and the cooler weather - making sleeping easier and cuddles cosier.
- Being able to eat lots and not get fat - the kinda stuff I usually restrict in my diet (pasta, sweet treats, bigger portions). Thank you pregnancy hormones, you are amazing.