This post was submitted by Carlos Flores of OHSO Fitness.
It’s Wellness Wednesday and I wanted to share with you some insight about presence; not to be confused with presents which we all love!
Hump day is one of those things that seems to offer people motivation to get through the rest of the work week. You know the saying - “It’s all downhill from here” Well, it applies to the work week as people’s mood and energy levels seem to increase as the week approaches the weekend.
It’s okay to look forward to things that excite you; perhaps you have a special occasion, are traveling, maybe it’s your birthday? Whatever it is, enjoy it and be utterly excited about it!
Don't get caught in…
“Destination Addiction - a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.”
What does that mean exactly?
Have you ever thought “If I could lose 10 Lbs I’d be…”. How about “When I get that promotion I’ll be able to…”. Perhaps “I’ll start that diet on Monday”.
These are all admirable notions but they all stem from the belief that we are inherently inadequate. Too often we get caught in assuming that the future holds a better place for us than the present moment. This is a trap and will only serve to further disconnect us from our own happiness.
Having the capacity to accept our current state while striving for better is a much better and sustainable practice. Be grateful for the abundance in your life, there is always something to be grateful for. Limit the scarcity mindset which is constantly making us feel like we are not enough.
One of the biggest promoters of abundance, positive thinking, presence and action is Oprah. Let’s take a page from her book and allow ourselves to be fully immersed in the present moment.