In the Moment

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I have a hard time staying in the moment. You know, when you have a crazy fun day planned, beginning with mimosas and ending with dinner at a new swanky restaurant with your best friends, and all you do is look forward to the next thing you’re about to do instead of relishing the thing you’re doing now.

For instance…when I was in Calistoga with my sister, I was so looking forward to that day. For months we talked about it, planned, decided where to go and what spa treatment to get. The day of, I’m in the middle of an amazing facial, and all I could think of was “I hope this girl hurries up so I can lay on a loungie in the mineral pool!” Then when I was in the pool I was thinking, “I can’t wait for lunch! I wonder which wine I should get? Hmm…” Then at lunch I couldn’t wait for lunch to be over so I could browse the shops.

Why can’t I just relax? Relax in the moment. Enjoy it. Soak it in. Lay on that table getting a facial and just soak it all in. The soothing music (I love how every spa treatment I’ve ever had [aka 3] plays that Enya song from Far & Away), the cool mud mask and cucumbers over my eyes, the neck and shoulder massage. Just forget about everything, even the next fun thing I’m about to do and just relax into the moment. Fully enjoy it.

I’m not too sure how to do this. I tried during my facial. But all I could do was tell myself over and over to relax and stop thinking about the rest of the day (or my problems) and that in itself stressed me out. When the day is over, I always wished I focused on the moment more and didn’t rush it just to get to the next fun thing.

Do you have the same problem? What do you do to make sure you enjoy the moment?

2 Comments on In the Moment

  1. Coryn
    May 17, 2014 at 12:11 am (2 years ago)

    Ugh. I totally do this too. I had a lovely 1-hour massage a couple weeks back and I remember laying there thinking about dozens upon dozens of things – work, school, fun stuff, not-so-fun stuff, etc. My mind was racing! And then I consciously thought “Stop it, relax. Take this all in!”. But then all I could do was focus on “taking it all in”. So that became my new obsessive thought. When it was all over, I couldn’t even recall if it had felt amazing or not. I wanted a re-do. Wah.

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    • Raven
      May 17, 2014 at 5:50 am (2 years ago)

      Ugh that’s horrible! What are we gonna do about this? I’m totally glad I’m not the only freak out there, though!

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