Women are a strange lot. (Although men are too.) We over analyze everything. We plan our weddings when we’re six. We are constantly looking into the future. I fall into this trap often. You get a text or email from someone, and you instantly start looking into a deeper meaning behind their words. You start a new relationship (note to self: Dating seems to be FILLED with opportunities to future trip – AVOID at all costs) – and immediately start thinking about whether or not this person will be in your life in the future and what that future will look like.
I have a MOUNTAIN of stress on my shoulders right now. And thanks to that stress, I’ve challenged myself to not let myself get tripped up by my own future. No future thinking will be tolerated or allowed from myself until the new year. That seems like it would be relatively simple. In theory, it means that I will instead, live each day for the moments while I’m in them. Focusing on making each new day brighter and better than the last. Sure, I’ll trip up a few times. I’ll have to smack my own hand when my mind wanders – but maybe it will allow me to work through all this stress and drama that is present in my life.
What I find rather ironic, is that since I made this promise of no future tripping… i’ve discovered others around me doing it too. 🙂 So now it’s part of my song and dance routine whenever someone’s having a low moment. Tell them to get out of their own head, and stop tripping on the future they are trying to plan – and instead – revel in the moment you’re in.