Things move very fast for me these days. Maybe it’s that I’m keeping myself busy with writing, or doing my best to maintain a mentally healthy lifestyle, but sometimes days fly by without me noticing. Not that I mind; I have some long-term goals in mind that I am very much looking forward to, and they can’t happen without the passage of time (hopefully I’ll get into those goals one day on this blog – I’m very excited about them!). However, time moving too quickly is a double-edged sword for me. On one hand, if I’m having a bad day mentally I’m just hoping that the day will move by without further incident, that I can make it to bedtime with my mental health still intact. There are days where I long for my bed so that I simply lie down and try to conquer the thoughts in my mind.
However, some days are good. Great, even. And on those days I wish time wouldn’t move so fast, mostly because I wish more of my life was spent in those moments of good, wholesome thoughts. But also because I want to take advantage of the time that I truly feel good and make sure that I’m being productive during the time that I feel healthy.
The downside of this is that it is very rare to take a minute and relax when I feel good. Oftentimes when I take deep breaths, or meditate or something like that, it’s when I am having a rough day and I want to do something to calm myself. I don’t get to take a minute when I want to because of how often I take a minute because I need to.
My challenge (to you as well as me) for this week is to take a minute to reflect. Reflect on the good that’s been in your life recently. Reflect on the positive things that have happened. Honestly, it’s hard for me to do this because I can never seem to produce good thoughts when I do this sort of stuff, but I’d like to give it a try. Every good habit once started with someone giving it a shot, right?