We all look forward with anticipation to certain events, special days where we just want everything to be perfect.
Perhaps it was a New Years party, a wedding or maybe a day visiting loved ones.
The trouble is that planning special days in detail doesn’t always lead to the amazing occasion that we hope for. All the effort we put in can make it exhausting and stressful.
We sometimes have the best gatherings when they are unplanned. Somehow they just happen to work out. People are relaxed and truly enjoy each other’s company. They stay later, have another drink and truly relax.
Often planning the event is part of the pleasure and we should try and savour this rather than rushing through the process consumed in thought.
Living in the moment cuts out a huge amount of worry about the future. It allows us to cherish special times and make the most of the things we do.
Of course at times planning is needed but it is all about balance, doing enough but not getting carried away.
It can be hard to slow our minds down and to simply enjoy the present, but establishing a regular mindfulness practise can really help.
Come on a revitalise day to learn the foundations of mindfulness meditation. Set yourself on the path to more perfect days.