The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. -Abraham Lincoln
WEEK 8: Take 5
[Today's project me was inspired by M.Writes' last Write Club prompt and by my yoga background.]
May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future. -Unknown
Thinking positively has a huge impact on your current mental state. In yoga, there is a practice that involves taking a future event and describing it as though it has already passed. You use the past tense and describe everything in detail.
Considering my current state (jobless and homeless), it will be difficult to go on vacation to Greece with M in a week without the stress of wondering what I will be doing with my life after we get back. As silly as it sounds, this exercise really helps control my anxiety about the unknown future.
Here is an example:
M and I just got back from Greece and we had an amazing time. During the first week, we were able to explore the beautiful ruins, historical sites, shopping malls and museums together in Athens. We then spent two weeks island hopping and enjoying the sandy beaches and beautiful sea views. Every night we would go out hand-in-hand for a walk together. Not once was I worried or stressed about returning to California because I was given a job offer just days before leaving for Greece...
You get the point.
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. -William Allen White
Take the next 5 minutes to either talk out loud to someone or journal about a future event. Don't forget to describe it as if it had already happened. Be sure to be positive and specific with the details.
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