My wife is currently 9 months pregnant, the baby could be here any day now. Our house has sold and the new buyer is closing on it in 2 days. We close on our new house 10 days after. You could say we have had our share of stress, but we try really hard to attack stress at it's first sign. But another thing has crept in, that I'm not as familiar with, but I think it has some of the same characteristics. I'm not sure what to call it, anticipation, anxiety, waiting, uncertainty.... I was talking about it with my wife this weekend, it has felt recently that we are "in limbo". Almost wishing to speed up time to get to the finish line. We all know that 1) We cant do that and 2) That probably wouldn't be such a good idea. But what that has done is made right now less enjoyable. I feel like all our free time is just waiting, and we aren't enjoying the present as much as we usually do.
We are all guilty of this from time to time. But it is a very dangerous habit to get in to. Whether it is waiting for a new house, new baby, a promotion, a spouse, whatever it is. We get the idea that we are going to be happier once we are at that next stage, have this, or achieved that. But there will always be something else, or better in our eyes. So when will we be happy? What will make us happy? If we live with the attitude that we will b happier at a later date we will always be unhappy, always be unsatisfied. The only answer is to live in the moment and be happy exactly where you are. I know that is easier said then done right? Living in the moment. That's why it takes daily focus to be happy right where you are right now. Stay tuned for a future blog on tips to "Living in the moment".
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