Take a moment to sit down and relax from your everyday worries and tribulations and do nothing. Give your brain a second to adjust to the silence from all the worldly noise that clutters your thinking space. Now, getting anxious from the lack of stimulation that you constantly receive, you’re probably about ready to chuck this article. Just bear with me though, you’ll get my point soon.
Just be completely honest with yourself. Realize how old you are, and how old you really are. Look at your current situation, whatever it may be, and analyze it without judgment. Just take it as it is. Stop the pretending and the lying and the acting.
We live in a world where we are all constantly thinking about 1 week, 1 month, 1 year and even a decade away. Living in this fantasy world about where we want to be, we sometimes neglect where we really are. While it is ok to want something better and have some progress in our lives, that progress will never come unless we live in the current day and moment.
Here’s my example. I am not a successful 27 year old entrepreneur. I am 21 years old. My parents completely support me. I am in college. Every day I will focus on what I can do today. I will stop pretending that I am where I want to be and realize that I am not. But i’m going to be 100% ok with where I am. There is a time and place for everything. And today the time and place calls for me to just be a 21 year old college student, a good friend, a good boyfriend, and a good human. And I realize that without this step I will never be where I dream.
I love New Year’s Resolutions. But I think it’s important to keep everything I mentioned in mind. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, quit smoking, be a better spouse or be a better student, be honest with where you really are and quit the harsh judgment. Ask yourself what you can do today to get to where you want to be tomorrow and that’s it.
Honesty and acceptance to the voice inside is the best medicine. Stop shutting it down and pretending that you’re everything you want to be. When it finally speaks up, don’t hate yourself. Love yourself for who you are, be your best friend and be excited for the journey ahead.