I’m queen of to-do lists, like Beyoncé was queen of the VMAs last night. Nothing makes me happier than having productive days and planning for the future. But sometimes, you need to take a step back from it all.
Our world has become a go-go-go type of place and my Type A personality sometimes (all the time) pushes that to the max.
This weekend the boyfriend and I went out to a wine bar I’d been dying to try in Coconut Grove but the whole time I sat there talking about things we needed to do, planning blog post pictures, and trying to organize every second of our lives.
Basically I never sat there, looked around, and enjoyed the place I had been wanting to go to. In my head I had crossed it off the list and was thinking about the next place we should go.
We should all try to slow down sometimes. I need to slow down.
If that means I add “chill” to my to-do list to make it happen, then so be it. But when you lose the ability to live in the moment and enjoy what’s around you, then you are going to miss the amazing things and people around you as well.
Not every second of every day needs to be productive and not every second has to be planned (I have to keep reminding myself of this). Some of the best things in life come up out of the blue. And today I’m realizing I missed out on a fun evening because I wasn’t fully present.
How often do you allow yourself to sit down and just enjoy the moment? Do you struggle with it like I do or does it come natural for you? If you’re in the latter group, I need your advice!