Living In The Moment

- A THOUGHT ABOUT The Future -

I am writing this post, sitting in a café and enjoying the sunny day. Feeling a bit like a Parisian sipping on my cappuccino or better said a café au lait.

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve realised how much we live in a world where everything has to be scheduled and planned ahead. This is something we are taught really early in our lives. In school, teachers ask us what we want to do when we are older and in order to be taken seriously, we have to come up with a precise plan for the five years ahead. We are taught to plan our future and work hard for this life we have in our minds. But is life really about following a ‘building plan’ like we are a piece of IKEA furniture that needs building? A work in progress where we already have the final picture ahead of us?

I have thought about this a lot recently. Always planning ahead, overthinking everything to making sure not to miss a single thing and not wasting my time. Not only is it exhausting and completely useless, but it is also time-consuming and does, in fact, the complete opposite.

I am not saying that thinking about our future is bad. It is, of course, important to have goals and work towards them but we have to loosen up a bit and grab the opportunities that come with the present moment. The right balance between making sure we have something to work towards and still making the most of what we have right now is the answer.

Life can’t be controlled and in a matter of seconds everything can change so we should stop obsessing about our five-year plan and live a bit more in the present instead of the future. We are a work in progress and the outcome isn’t and shouldn’t be clearly defined. How boring would it be to have a clear vision of what your future is going to look like?!

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