Took 3 days off from the blog.
Didn’t intend for that to happen. The first night was having an amazing conversation with a friend over the phone. Time rolled past midnight and then some. Didn’t even notice. The second day I had a friend over – we had amazing conversations and breakthroughs. Yesterday we parted ways. Had energy for some graphic work, then depleted and went to bed.
I haven’t kicked my butt about this.
When in the company of friends and loved ones, I participate with full undivided attention. People express more than they say. It manifests through their body language, vocal tone, pauses, hand gestures, and other nuances. If I’m distracted with thought about what I have to do before the day is up (example: there’s X amount of time left to post a blog entry) then I risk missing some important information. When I’m not giving my full attention – I can miss something valuable.
It’s very important to be right here right now. Right now. This is all the time we have. One it’s gone we can’t get it back. This moment is now in the past.
I get more value out of my time when I’m participating fully in the present moment with the presence of loved ones and company as opposed to striking things off the to-do list.
Haven’t always behaved this way, and over time learned two things: