If you know me, you know that any chance I get, I am listening to podcasts. I love them. I listen to them on my three hour commute into work, I listen to them during my runs or bike rides. I have heard something recently on a couple different unrelated podcasts. Be where you are. I feel like this is speaking to me. The first time I heard this (Business Boutique by Christy Write) I didn't think much of it. Then I heard it again (I don't even remember what I was listening to this time) but I felt like, maybe I should think about how this apply to my life. I go to work each day, and often my mind is thinking of people I could help with my blog, how I could reach more people, etc. When I am at home with my kids, I am thinking about work, how much I need to do the next day, what I didn't complete today. When I am relaxing with my husband I am thinking about my meal prepping, and training for my races. I am never just enjoying the moments that I am in. What am I missing by always thinking about a place I am not.
I couldn't help but reflect on my past. I have so many years that I have very little memory of, I am sure it could be attributed to many things, but what if, it has to do with my constant ability to not focus on my current surroundings. I know the brain is a very powerful thing, but I can't help but think that I am missing out on so many powerful moments by letting my mind wander to place outside of my current surroundings.
My goal is to enjoy who I am and enjoy where I am in every moment throughout the day. Who knows, maybe I'll be more efficient, and maybe my memory will improve.
Just a quick note, and making a goal public - help keep me accountable.