A friend told me recently that I stay in my head too much. At first this bothered me, but after giving it some thought, I have to agree. It's hard to stay present when there's a steady stream of chatter running through my mind.
In fact I contemplated this in the shower last night. I tried to focus on the water flowing over my body, and the feel of the soap in my hand.
First a song ran through my mind, so I had to re-focus.
Next, I started writing this blog post in my head.....about being present. Really?!? Re-focus.
It's supposed to rain tomorrow.....wonder when they'll finish the pool? Shit! There I go again.....re-focus.
What time is that appointment again? Ugh! Re-focus......
The dishwasher needs to be unloaded. STOP! Re-focus.....
I think, all in all, I was able to stay present for about three seconds at a time. Looks like this may take some practice.......
Have you tried being present in the moment? Did you have a hard time staying focused? Got any tips for me??
Have you been there?