This is something that’s been bugging me lately and I wonder if it’s why I’m having a mini meltdown. I’m in a state of ‘living in the moment’ yet in constant worry about my future. Will I have XYZ by this time next year? But I wonder if I’ll be happy, that’s the main thing right?
We worry so much about whats coming next we forget about the present. Are we always chasing something new, something better, something that isn’t now? Cos it sure feels like it.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha
Going back to experiences, does everything need to be documented? I guess this stems from my blog post on my thoughts on social media in 2018. It feels like we’re living in a digital bubble; everything we do is being captured and then uploaded in some way. Ironically, I have captured my feelings on being present in a blog post but there is no book deal knocking at my door so that’s that.
AN ODE TO SOCIAL MEDIA
“When anger trawls the internet,
looking for a hook;
It’s time to disconnect,
and go and read a book.”
– Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig
I do find it inspiring when I see people on my timeline going through digital detoxes. It’s healthy to unplug. We need to enjoy nature before its ruined (hello global warming) and frankly enjoy life as a simple entity. Living, breathing and existing. But does our present environment play a huge factor, of course? Living in a city is stressful but the same may go for those living in the country, we all have some sort of stress following us.
This sums it up perfectly:
Quote style images sourced from We Heart It. They do not belong to me.