Most of us have anxieties. I am big on anxieties even though I have stopped work. My mind is always restless, thinking too much about the future, planning this and that. I am just fortunate that this has not developed into an obsession. But it is something I want to address in this New Year 2016.
I am not staying in the present and not fully immersed in the things I am currently doing. Even when I was talking to someone, my mind wandered and not truly present with the one in front of me. I might appear that I was listening. But in reality, I may not be with you! This has been a challenge since so long ago.
This mind of mine is too active. I worry too much about the future. Why can’t I let things be? What if things did not go the way I wanted? Is this really disaster? If so, I just have to react when the time comes. Staying present.
I am looking at ways to reduce anxieties and restlessness.
- Think less.
- Imagine less.
- Be more mindful and take note that anxieties and restlessness occur. Then let them go. This requires proper trainings and practice.
- Be more focused when talking with someone, especially with someone closest to you.
This is work-in-progress for a while now. Call it New Year Resolution. I will continue to work on it to reduce the level of anxieties and restlessness.