I am so guilty of this. Sometimes, I count the hours, minutes, and seconds until I get off work. And it’s not because I don’t enjoy my job. I enjoy my job very much. But sometimes, I forget to be where I am. I forget to stop counting the minutes until I get to come home and feed Husband-Man. I count the minutes until I’m “done”.
And that robs me. It robs my employer, family, friends, and most of all, me. When I count down until I’m done with what I’m doing now, I don’t learn from my circumstance. I don’t fully invest in who I’m with or what I’m doing.
So today, try to not count the minutes until you get home. Try to not count the minutes until the baby goes to sleep or you get to move on to your next task. Instead, try to be where you are. While waiting for your current preferred “next”, remember that you don’t get another “now” like this one again. Work to be present. Work to wait for the next and be present in the now. It’s incredibly rewarding.
What do you find yourself missing out of while you waiting?