The second part of 'living in the now' is to stop worrying about the future. Obviously, not knowing what our lives are going to look like can be very nerve inducing, especially if you're like me and are constantly wondering what the years ahead will look like. However constantly trying to plan your next move isn't worth all the stress that it puts you under. As someone pointed out to me recently, as morbid as it may sound, the truth is that I could die tonight. And I'd have wasted so much time thinking about things that are never going to happen. A recurring theme in my blogs is that things very rarely turn out as you plan them. This is why I'm so determined to be able to look back this time next year and be able to say that I've actually found it in me to stop planning and just enjoy every moment and experience as it hits me. Each day has enough worry of its own; don't try and add all the worries of the days ahead- it's just not worth it.
As aforementioned, this whole 'living in the now' thing isn't necessarily something that is easy to measure. I think that the way I want it to look though is to have a real contentment in who I am and what I'm doing as often as possible. To not spend as much time fantasising about make believe conversations and situations, and instead learn to see what's in front of me and see that most of the time, it's enough.
It's not the easiest thing in the world, and due to me being, well... a Rehana, it will probably be even more of a challenge. However, it's one I'm going to try and face. Wish me luck.