Does anyone else do a perpetual countdown while they’re on vacation? I do and I’m learning to stop myself from doing it.
Being constantly aware of the how many days are left takes away from me being able to live in the present because I’m already thinking about the next moment. It’s taken me a while to understand this concept. It wasn’t until I stumbled across some YouTube videos of Dr. Joe Dispenza that I realized this habit of mine. (Look him up after you finish reading this post.😉)
It’s kind of ironic because the intent, when I count down the days, is to appreciate the time I have left. But, in actuality, the opposite happens. Being in constant anticipation of the end stops me from appreciating the day right in front of me.
The last time I went on vacation I made the conscious effort to not count the days. It was amazing. It was as if I lost track of time. I was in the moment. I wasn’t thinking about yesterday or what we were going to do tomorrow. It actually made the vacation seem longer. I would have to pick up my phone and look at the calendar to know which day it was. I should do this more often and apply it to everyday life when I can.
Do you have a hard time living in the moment?