Live in the Moment, Give Yourself the Attention You Deserve

Sometimes we add more to our day so we don’t have to think or feel. More projects to do, more places to go, more events to attend, more people to visit. Go, go, go. Going is the grown-up version of running away.

Wait. Maybe I’m the only one that filled my days with activity to block out the fact that I was alone now. No matter, I’m sure you have your day filled too. Maybe not as an escape hatch, just full.

The problem with an over-full day is we don’t have time for us. We don’t have time to be present and enjoy what is.

Although I missed the sign-up, this month’s blog will follow the A to Z Blog challenge calendar. Which means each post Monday through Saturday, and Sunday April 1, will include a topic based on the corresponding letter in the alphabet.

Yesterday, Sunday April 1, day one, letter one is A.

A is for attention. Not attention to detail, although that can be helpful. Not attention to others, we do that automatically. No, attention to us.

We need to pay attention to ourselves. Listen to what we want or need. Is there a movie you want to see? Is it playing in your town? Why haven’t you gone to see it? Is it because other people and activities take precedence? Maybe you want to read, or garden. When was the last time you indulged in your passion, whatever it is?

Pay attention to what you want and fill that need.

The result will be  a calmer, happier you. Who doesn’t want that?

How about you? Are you paying attention? What is it you want?

What would you enjoy doing that you’ve put off?

What would you do if money and time were no object?

I hope you enjoyed your visit. As they used to say on the BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (remember them?) “Ya’ll come back real soon.”

This post is part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.



About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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5 Responses to Live in the Moment, Give Yourself the Attention You Deserve

  1. Lillian says:

    Reblogged this on Human In Recovery and commented:
    Speaking of being present…

  2. Lillian says:

    For me, this post’s timing was perfect. This is a month I’m practicing being present. I like how you identified busyness as the adult form of running away.

  3. Nita says:

    Me too. Hope to get caught up this week. As long as we keep working at it, we have a chance. 🙂

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