Tonight I’m coming to you from the bath, you might think this is a very strange place to be writing a blog post but I’m beginning to learn that when the inspiration strikes I need to pick up and run with it.
It was earlier today when I was on the phone to my mum that the first spark hit me for this post, we were talking about my life and how happy I am with everything, my work, my partner and my social group and she talked about how happy it made her to know I had such a great life and honestly that got me thinking;
I am forever looking for self help books and career development opportunities to push my forward for that ”perfect life” but really sat in the bath, with the dog playing beside me after a genuine days work, writing a thought piece is actually pretty perfect to me.
Now I’m not saying I’m about to ditch the self-help and bury the career development because let’s be honest that’s pretty much what got me where I am today, but maybe more of what I should be doing is living in the now?
Time flies and everyone who’s even a year or so older than you tells you how important it is to enjoy the here and now but do we ever stop to take it in?
After I graduated I couldn’t wait to get stuck into full-time work and developing my career, so much so I didn’t even take a second to consider the massive achievement I’d just completed, hell, let’s rewind to getting into university, I couldn’t wait to get out which meant I *may* have not made the most of the university experience that was on offer.
And in the now, we’re getting married and prior to our engagement I couldn’t wait, but now, with all the planning and the organising, I’m responsible for I just can’t wait for it to be over and to relax. I guess what I’m trying to get across to you in this post is that we rush through life, trying to accomplish the things we think we want and we never really slow it down and enjoy the journey and we really should.
- If you’re in university, join that society that you said you’d join at the beginning of the year.
- If you’re in full-time work, find a hobby or a class.
- If you’re unemployed, try learning a new skill
- If you’re none of the above, pick one thing you want to accomplish, write out all the steps and snap a picture of each step you take to help remind you to slow down.
Are you racing too fast into the future?