Wow, we're almost through two months of the year! It seems that every year our lives move faster and it gets tougher and tougher to keep up with the march of time. What if this year we made a conscious decision to slow things down just a bit in an effort to really focus on the things we want to accomplish. We tend to spend so much of our lives running from one activity to the next... whether it be school or work or family obligations... that we don't always spend enough time considering the path we're on and how we choose to follow it.
And here's where things require a bit of thought. What is it we actually value the most? What are the things that truly matter to us. Friends? Family? Our accomplishments? How do we spend our days? Is it in front of a computer screen decompressing? Doing the same activities day after day? If those activities are what we choose and truly make us happy, that's great. The important thing is to live our lives consciously. I don't know about you, but I know a lot of people (myself included some of the time) who kind of live our lives by default. We move from one activity to the next almost mindlessly because we've never taken the time to sit down and truly consider what it is we want to accomplish in our lives.
The good news is, that can change in an instant. All we have to do is start living more conscious lives. Lives where we question what we want. Lives where we give thought to what we want do accomplish and then take action. If you're completely satisfied with your life, that's great. However, if you have thought about wanting to make changes, you can actually do something about it. Today. All it takes is starting down the road -- a little at a time -- toward your goals. By clarifying what we want, and then formulating a pathway to achieve it, it's amazing what we can accomplish. And it all starts with living consciously. It all starts with a little thought and then taking a little action. And from that little action, who knows what big things can follow!
David Schwartz, M.S., LMFT
David brings a wealth of life experience to his therapy practice. In addition to his therapy training, David has been a self-motivated entrepreneur for over 20 years, as well as working as a producer in the television industry.
David Schwartz, MS., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 87261 -
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