Live in the NOW!

Last week I read and watched an interview with Chris Evans over on Lindsey Mckeon's blog and it was just one of those moments where, as I was watching and listening, I felt like I truly understood and that the words Chris Evans spoke were what I needed to hear at that very moment. Does that ever happen to you? Do you ever have those moments where you read something, hear something, or maybe even something happens to you and you believe that it came at the right time and all you can do is smile and say "Thank you"? Let me know in the comments below! :)

 
As you have probably gathered through this blog, I am an over thinker, a worrier and most definitely a planner of life. I like to think about the big picture, I like to dream about the future and I like to think of my life as a story and always think about what should happen next. As Chris Evans began talking about 'ego' and 'I', I couldn't help but laugh, I believe my brain works very similar. I don't refer to the term 'ego' as me being full of myself or all about me, but in the way that my brain tends to get lost in my story. If that makes sense? Please do go and listen to Chris Evans, he explains it way better than me! :p I have been trying for a long time to really focus on the now, so it was wonderful to be able to sit and listen to someone who I admire, talking about this topic. Side note, I adore conversation and talking about everything and anything with people, it's probably one of my absolute favourite things and really draws me to people. Chris Evans definitely scored extra bonus awesome points through the manner in which he spoke and how interesting he was. (Am i starting to talk like I had the conversation with him now? Sorry...ahem! :p) As I was saying, it's often very tricky for me to live in the moment, my brain is constantly switched on to something, whether it be family 4000 miles away, my latest project, or wanting to be doing something else instead of what I'm doing, all those sorts of things. The latter of those hit me the other day. I was at work thinking about all the things I needed/wanted to be doing, such as blogging, writing, working on videos, writing, reading, baking, etc, it made me feel incredibly flustered as I was trying to look after my babies, I was counting down the minutes and it felt like the day was dragging . When I got home, I had to remind myself to breathe and look around me. I was now home and able to work on all those things I wanted to do. Furthermore, I realized, that though yes, I do in future hope to spend more time writing than anything else and would love to make it a job, I currently do have one of the best jobs in the world. I love looking after my babies and when I give them my all, we have so much fun! :)


Since listening to Chris Evans's words, I have not only been saying the words "Live in the Now" in my head, but also aloud. As I mentioned before, I know I have tried and tried in the past to live in the moment and have continually slipped, and no doubt my brain will wander again, but as of this moment I feel very content with this mantra. :)

Today, for example, I had a lovely day with my babies, I spent the majority of the day on the carpet, crawling around, rolling balls, trying to catch them, singing nursery rhymes, making goofy noises and taking in every minute. My babies giggles and laughs made living in the now, completely worth it. :) Moreover, when I got home, I breathed, made a cup of coffee and sat down to write this post. No feeling frazzled or being lazy, just the minute something popped into my head I set out to get it done, rather than let it pile up and cause me to think ahead of the moment.


This is something I very much want to train myself to be a lot better at. My husband is very good at calming me and gently reminding me to focus on the moment rather than panic over things out of my control or that haven't even happened yet. In addition, I have some amazing friends, who in my 6 years of knowing them, continue to inspire me with their ability to take in life as it is happening. So as you see, 6 years later, I'm still a work in progress, however, after reading/watching Lindsey Mckeon's post and taking a moment to sit back and take everything in, I felt happy with the baby steps that I am making. I feel that at 27 years old, I do find that I am getting there and it's starting to sink in more little by little. It's funny that I've often heard people say that the older you get the more confidence you have and the more at one you feel with yourself, I have to say that I am starting to believe that to be true. I currently feel focused on all that I have in my life and feel content and happy with who I am. Moreover, though at one point I started to freak out about time, babies, houses and my big picture, I now feel I have a better grasp on these things I would like to achieve/have in the future, but I also know that to get there it's each and every precious moment along the way that is most important. :)

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! Remember...


Love Lucy xx

5 comments :

  1. "Living in the now" can be hard considering we are always thinking forward or behind, however if we give it a chance, it can really change our lives. <3

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Completely agree Angie! I still have to work on it but trying so hard these days to be good and focus. :) Lucy xxx

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  2. Our pastor recently gave a sermon on conflict that truly opened my eyes to why I sometimes feel so frustrated after what should have been a wonderful day. Conflict happens when reality & expectation are too far apart. I'm not focusing on reality (the now) & I'm expecting such amazingness that I'm looking forward too far. Once I adjusted this view, my days feel more accomplished & I'm enjoying the now. Great blog post!

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    1. Aww that sounds great Heather and I understand! I'm glad you liked the post! Thank you for reading it. :) Hope everyone is doing well! Lucy xxx

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