Living in the moment comes quite easily to me i.e. I don’t plan ahead and can ‘go with the flow’ in a way that leaves other (more organised) people horrified. However I do find concentration and focus challenging, and I expend a lot of mental energy thinking about the future, the past, or other people, rather than thinking about myself.
I would like to train my mind and also I know it is very good for health, and in future, when I’m older, could be used to help prevent pain or overcome suffering. It’s a cunning thing to learn in advance of needing it.
Really important to define what I want as a first step. It’s not easy because there always have to be compromises. I decided today not to compromise on outdoors space. In an environment of increasing food insecurity, I want to grow my own food and be as self-sufficient as possible. Not to mention that I love trees, and to be able to see the stars at night. Guess I’m moving out of London, then.
Time tracking is scary. It tells me I spent 3 hours on facebook today, argh! What a waste of time. RescueTime is a great application though as it just tracks what websites you are on in the background.