Do This Exercise If You Want To Be Content

It's a constant race of "What's Next?".

Always chasing after the next job, the next promotion, the next car. A phone is already in your possession but eventually, you want to upgrade to the new one.

The house you're currently living in is spacious and has everything you could ever dream of, but you're already sitting in front of the laptop, checking out other homes on the market.

But why?

Because we're living with the notion that we will only achieve true happiness once we get the thing that we really want.

"Once I get married, I'll be good."

"As soon as I move to another city, my life will be perfect."

"When I start my business, all my worries will just disappear."

But that isn't the case, though, is it? Why is it so difficult for us to just be happy with what we already have? Why are we never truly fulfilled? Why haven't we reached full contentment?

Let's try this little exercise.

Close your eyes. Clear your head. Make sure you're in a quiet place. No distractions.

Now think about all the blessings you currently have. A place you call home. A job that pays the bills. Loved ones who have your best interest in mind. Friends who are always in your corner, cheering you on.

Now lets think about your hobbies. Your skills. What you're good at. What talents you possess.

Think about your happiest memories. Maybe it was a road trip with friends. Or the day you moved your tassle to the left and finally got that degree. Or maybe even something simple like a complete stranger complimenting your outfit when you were at the store.

I believe we're way too focused on what we don't have, what we haven't accomplished, what we're not doing that we don't spend enough time being grateful for the here and now.

Be present.

Be here. In this moment.

Remember the times where you prayed for the life you have now?

Enjoy it.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't have ambition or be goal-driven. But what I'm saying is that if being ambitious causes you to forget the blessings you have and to forget the life you have now, then it's not healthy for you.

I will say it again.

Look at the world around you and look at your life now.

Be present.

Be here. In this moment.

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