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Love Life Now

By November 20, 2017

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I'm awful for worrying about the future. I'm over half way through my maternity leave and I constantly find myself counting how many months I've got left and worrying about how I'm going to feel when I go back to work and whether little one will be okay with the child minder I haven't yet sorted.

I've got months left to enjoy with my baby, so why am I worrying about something so far away?

It annoys me that my mind works in this way, but it's always been this like this for me, I worry so much about the 'what ifs' that I forget to live in the moment and enjoy the things that are happening now. So I'm making a promise to myself that as of now, things are going to change. From now, I'm going to live by the following:

  • I don't need to think about going back to work until I actually do.
  • I don't need to worry about whether little one will get on on with her child minder until I've found one and she's there with her.
  • I need to enjoy the 24 hours 7 days a week I currently have with little one as these days won't last forever and I'll miss them when they're gone.
  • I need to enjoy seeing every milestone I witness my little one hitting as there may be ones I'll miss in the future, but when I do miss any there will always be my first time seeing her do these things so I'll never miss out.
  • Make the most of every moment and love my life as it is now.
TammymumThe Pramshed

Me, Being Mummy

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  1. I think that's all really normal. We start to mourn before we've lost it (time, people, holidays, moments). However, it's important not to lose out on the moment you're in. I have become better at this after 2 really tough years - it's so nice not to feel constantly stressed and overwhelmed that I'm not worrying about what I know is coming, because I'm not prepared to give up feeling lighter and happier until I really have to...

  2. This is a lovely way of thinking, I wish I could do it. I seem to just have a knack of worrying about things that will probably never happen lol, my hubby tells me that I think too much!

    1. I'm like that too, but I'm trying to overcome it and live in the now.

  3. I struggle with this tendency too and it just robs you enjoying today. I’m constantly having to remind myself to stop thinking about the future and just be in the present.
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

    1. It's nice to know it's not just me that worries about things that are so far in the future. Thanks for commenting.

  4. I was always doing this as well. It's natural, you know that change is ahead and it makes you want to be prepared but it is definitely better to try and live in the moment if you can. The time really does go so fast! Thank you for linking up with Honeybee Linky, see you for this week's too I hope! xxx

    1. I have a tendency for worrying too far ahead that it ruins the now. Thank you for commenting.

  5. I worried a lot before I went back to work during maternity leave, and like was almost counting down the months. It really shouldn't have been that way, you're right enjoy the time you have left on maternity leave. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x