Today my lovely 4 year old, Noah, was delighted to go to town with his Dad and buy himself an Octonauts Gup K from the toy shop.
There was absolutely no guilt on his part. No worry about whether it was the best thing to spend his Christmas money on, and no hesitation in picking the one he wanted.
He didn’t think about changing his mind, there was no indecision. He knew what he wanted and he went for it. When he got home he ripped the packet off and completely enjoyed his purchase!
It got me thinking about how different my approach would be and how our past experiences influence us as we grow up.
When I go shopping I am often SO indecisive. I find that if I have to wait I stand in the queue and change my mind. I have become really anti risk, if i’m not sure then I don’t get it! Even if I do get it I keep the receipt, just in case!
Actually, I quite like this caution that I have developed when shopping. It stops me ending up with too many things! But in other area of life being too cautious because of our past experiences can be more restrictive.
If you feel that you would like to learn to live for the moment then think about Mindfulness as an option. You really can train your brain to function how you want it to.
If you want to shed some worry and enjoy life more then then Mindfulness Meditation could be just the answer.