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‘When you want to arrive at your goal more than you want to be doing what you’re doing, you become stressed.’

– Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth-

The key takeaway from the above quote is that we all need to live our lives more ‘in the present’, as opposed to constantly thinking about all the things that we are yet to do/will be doing in the future. And, we need to enjoy activities for the simple joy of doing them, rather than doing them because we expect something out of them. Doing so will help us all to avoid or, at the very least, reduce our feelings of stress. Furthermore, it will also allow us to, amid all the hustle and bustle of our daily existence, remain at peace– exuding an essence of nothing but calmness and tranquillity, as opposed to exuding our usual ridiculously high levels of stress and anxiety over the seemingly unimportant stuff, like our need to hoover, or our need to live up to societies unrealistic expectations, for example. And so, we should all prioritise enjoying what we do, and remaining ‘at one’ with the present moment, so that we can live our lives with a greater sense of happiness and fulfilment, instead of living them in a constant state of stress.

To help you achieve the above- to remove unnecessary stress from your life- below is a challenge I propose for you…

Next time you’re engaging in an activity, whether that be something as routine as going for a walk, or something more exciting such as going to the cinema, I want you to be more ‘present’ as you engage in the activity. Don’t stress yourself out thinking about the end result, just enjoy it for what it is, and appreciate the fact that you are able to do the activity in the first place, because, the reality is, not everyone has the luxury…

So, what are you waiting for? Get living your life in the present moment today, and never look back.

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