The staff has been complaining that the summer is flying by. She says once it’s the Fourth of July, the summer is pretty much over. Jeesh, no wonder she’s stressed out. Talk about getting ahead of yourself!
Because she’s so busy, busy, busy all the time, I thought I’d take a few minutes to share my thoughts on how to be more present in one’s life. When you’re present, you enjoy things more. You take less for granted and you feel more fulfilled.
Allow me to share with you the cat way to live in the “now” and enjoy your life just a bit more.
Why do you have to be doing all the time? Just sit. When you have a moment between meetings or appointments, quit checking your email, scanning a magazine or making a quick call. Try just sitting. Or lounging on your back.
While you’re sitting, quit thinking about what’s going to happen next. Look around you and see what’s happening right now. Is there a bug crossing the floor? What if you were so busy thinking about “what’s next” that you missed it? You people miss a lot of awesome stuff because you’re rushing around.
Be in a constant state of observation. Sit back and watch things unfold from your comfy spot on the couch. See how people act and interact. You’ll learn a lot about humans – and the world – just by watching, for a change.
Use Your Senses
Are you listening? Smelling? Tasting? Seeing? Keep your ears perked up for the sound of birds. Or the can opener. If you’re using your senses, you can smell tuna a mile away. You have natural skills…so use them.
Unless you’re in the midst of a middle-of-the-night-stampede-through-the-house-and-up-and-down-the-stairs game, there really is no need to run through your day. Walk slowly and carefully, one paw in front of the other. You’ll get where you need to be.
I hope these tips help you. Please let me know if you have additional ideas to add!
DISCLAIMER: I do not recommend any of these tactics when there is food involved. I cannot be held accountable for adherence to any of these ideas just before BREAKFAST, lunch or dinner. Or when someone’s shaking the treat bag.