Last week I treated myself to an hour’s walk along the beach in Pescadero, on California’s Pacific coast.
It was a gorgeous day and an incredible place to be in, so why on earth did I find myself starting to worry about other things?
Why was I beginning to think about all the stuff I might have to do a few days from then?
In fact, I had to have a stiff word with myself.
What was I doing?
What was wrong with just revelling in the moment, making the most of where I was?
By doing this, the worries evaporated – leaving me able to simply enjoy the experience for its own sake.
It’s all too easy to let worries gnaw away at us.
Perhaps we excuse it by telling ourselves that we’re thinking things through, but that’s rarely true, is it?
The next time you’re fortunate enough to find yourself in an agreeable situation, don’t let those pesky negative thoughts keep you from enjoying it.
It’s not always easy, but try to send them packing.
Focus in the here and now, rather than on the there and later.