Worry and fear come from being outside of the present and fretting about what-ifs of a future moment. Whether that moment is next week, next year, or ten minutes from now, worrying never improves the outcome of something. It merely diminishes your energy and focus on the now.
Anger, guilt, and resentment come from hanging on to things of the past. Past actions, words, deeds, or circumstances ruin the present moment. Think about it. What have you been mad about this week? Today? Yesterday? What have you done to remove that anger, resentment, or guilt?
You have a choice. You can simmer in it, rehash comments, replay situations, or be proactive to remove it in the present moment. The reminder to live one day at a time results in a shift in emotional, spiritual, and physical energy, which could save you years of anxiety, negativity, and disappointment.
When you are anxious or overwhelmed, tune into your self-talk. I’ll bet you find yourself focusing on things that are somewhere other than now. If the issue is in the present, act on what you can…. then leave the results up to God.
Live one day at a time. When you stay present and make intentional choices each day, this is when joy shows up! Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, and choose honestly. Choose happiness. How can you realign your choices right now, today, to be aligned with living in the present, not dwelling on the past or the future? I’d love to hear more about it in a comment below!