During my “lunch hour” these days I watch something recorded to our DVR while I eat. I wish I could say I read books or did something productive during this time other than sit, eat and stare at the tv, but hey, watching tv makes me happy. I finally got around to watching a bunch of stuff I dvr’d around the holidays this past week. One of the things I watched was Barbara Walter’s 10 Most Fascinating People…which was…interesting. I was totally hoping to see a Kimye interview, but there wasn’t one. Which would have totally made me feel like I got gipped…that is, if it wasn’t for the segment on Robin Roberts.
What really stood out to me about her interview was when she said this: “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”.
I think this really struck me because I’m in a semi-constant state of anxiety. Maybe that’s a little dramatic, but I’m a worrier for sure. If I don’t have something to worry about, I’ll find it. My dad used to say to me “You worry too much!”. My response was always, “If I don’t worry about it, who will??”. What Robin said made me think. I need to live in the present because no one really knows what’s going to happen tomorrow, and there’s nothing I can do to go back in time and change things either.
I think this is something we all know…living in the present is the healthiest and happiest way to live. But sometimes we forget. At least, I know I do. I’m thankful for the reminder though, and I hope maybe this post will remind someone else too:)