Recently I’ve been finding myself wondering if I could have done better.
Better in my career. Better in my business. Better in my relationships.
As I get older, the feeling of regret of missed opportunities is getting worse. I’m finding it hard to stay in the present moment and enjoy what is in the now.
If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
I know that what matters is the present moment. I can’t change the past. And the future has yet to come.
But it’s easy to forget that when you’re bombarded with so many things.
I know if I focus on the now much of the anxiety and frustration can be alleviated. But the anxiety and frustration are making it hard to focus on the now.
It’s a trap.
These anxieties are feeding my regrets, so first thing first, is to get back into my mindfulness practice be learn to be present once again.
So I can focus on what I have:
- A place to sleep
- Friends that I can count on
And then I can become what I could be.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.