Time flies. Summer’s over, fall has arrived and it’s going to be 2019 soon. When I have a ton to do and very little time, anxiety creeps up, doubts come, and I can feel my stress begin to rise. Whenever I feel this way, I take a moment to reflect on the little things that have been accomplished this year, and a realization comes to mind. The wall that is my life’s work is built day by day and brick by brick. Some bricks are larger or stronger than others, but each day another brick is laid.
When I focus on the “Now” rather than on the past or the future, it’s not so overwhelming. There is something almost soothing about accomplishing a little something each and everyday. The now brings happiness and such joy to life. It’s easy to focus so heavily on the path ahead that we don’t take time to notice the little stepping stones along the way. These small steps may seem like little achievements to some, but it’s those small achievements made every single day that contribute to our overall success. Best of all, focusing on these small achievements lowers stress levels and escalates morale, helping bring out inner beauty.
This summer allowed me to enjoy more of the natural beauty California has to offer. From beaches to amusement parks to county fairs, and food excursions to conventions in Dallas and San Diego. I’ve really had time to enjoy all the things that surround me every day. But more importantly, every day I try to accomplish something meaningful. Even if it’s something small only noticed by the Karma Wheel in the sky, it makes my days fulfilled and drives me forward. As fall has arrived and as I reflect on the upcoming season of warmth and celebration. Fall is a season of balancing light and dark, letting go, and accepting the impermanence of things. May autumn bring you hope, love, inspiration, and courage.
Are you stressed about the future or focusing on accomplishing the little things? Tell me in the comments below!