Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Mental Health: Being in the Now

I was recently feeling down and slightly anxious when a couple of people in my life reminded me that I need to focus on the now. I have goals that range from medium-term (like being able to go to the gym) to long-term (like getting my dream home) and sometimes the fact that these are so far away and seem almost unattainable can trigger my mental health to dip. So, I made a list of all the things that I can focus on in the now and hopefully whilst I am focusing on these things, I will reach my goals. Here is my list:


My current read

Current game/s that I am playing


My book club

Spending time with loved ones

Creative writing which includes poetry, short stories and novel writing

It can be so difficult to focus on the now but I am going to keep looking at my list and reminding myself that this is what I need to be doing. Hopefully, everything else will fall into place. What is on your now list?


  1. Wow, this explains how my mind has been lately never focusing on the now and always wishing for things to be better. My now list:
    -Just wrote a scary blog post and emailed it to you
    -I have a great relationship
    -I'm about to have a lovely snack
    -I am still working on my novel
    -I have booked my summer holiday
    - I wrote this list even though I am terrified of thinking positive thanks to something called, magical thinking

    Thanks for sharing, you inspire me to be brave and share too

    1. That's a great list! Sometimes, people recommend positive thinking because it can better to focus on the positives rather than the negatives. Aww, thank you, I'm so glad that you feel like you can share!