My cell phone goes with me wherever I go. Most of the time, that’s a good thing.
But there’s a downside. Sometimes, when I’m in the car, I just want to zone out, listen to music, and do very little else. I’ve been thinking all day. It’s time to just drive. But unless I act on it, there’s something nagging me the whole trip. I have a phone, there are people I should call, so I should be working!
Today, I forgot the phone at home. When I got into the car after church, it was great! I sat, I I listened, and I drove. It made it ok to focus here and now – in the moment – instead of on all the other things I could or should be doing.
Sometimes we need those same excuses in life. Maybe it’s an organization system. Maybe it’s just a mindset. But we need a way to feel it’s ok to focus where we are – to be present. I’ve got to take one thing at a time or nothing gets done. And through lots of “one things at a time,” a lot gets accomplished.
Maybe it’s time to leave the “cell phone” at home today. Without the “should” feelings, it’s easier to move forward in the moment.