Learning to Take Everything as it Comes

One of the hardest lessons I have ever learnt and am still in the process of learning, is how to take everyday as it comes. 

When I was a kid it was much easier. My felt tip pen's drying out, laying out my teddies to play teachers and whatever else kids think about - blissfully an-aware of the happenings around me. Then we run into death, love, partying, failure and suddenly are hit with reality, not everything is as simple as once seemed. Shit

My anxiety is caused by looking too far into the future and worrying about events that may or may not occur. People say 'don't worry about things that aren't in your control' which personally has never ever helped me. I feel the more appropriate piece of advice would be 'learn to take everything as it comes'. 

Next time you feel your mind wondering into the future remember, there is nothing but the present. Nothing but this second, right now. Everything else is in the past and anything after this very moment is untold. So live for right now, because nothing else exists. Stop worrying about what is not real, the rest is still unwritten and will be until that very second passes (excuse the Natasha Bedingfield quote).

Meditate. Surround yourself by loved ones. Take up Yoga. Arrange a weekly coffee date. Read the news. Read anything. Do a puzzle. Download breathing apps on your phone. Go for a run. Cook something you've never cooked before. Find a new music artist and investigate. Do something for charity. Do something that takes your mind off what might be. 

I am going to take up meditation and being 'mindful' - I'll let you know how it goes. 

Don't spend your life worrying about what may happen. It might never.