Focus on The Now

We were recently on a much needed family holiday in Moore River. Luckily, we had free fuel and free accomodation otherwise the holiday may not have happened (Just being real!)

On the first evening, it was quite fitting to go down the road to the beach and catch some nice sunset photos. 

I was inspired to capture the beautiful ocean view but focus my lens on the sand immediately in front of me. I wasn’t sure how it would look on the screen later but I just felt like trying something different. Sometimes photography can be a trial and error thing. We needed more images for our new venture The Inspired Lens anyways.

I started reflecting (as you do) since we were on holiday away from the craziness (and crazy the last 2 years were!) and I realised how much time I wasted in stress and anxiety over the future. But to be fair, we did have some very high level challenges which were overwhelming. I immediately wrote these words on my heart,

‘Focus on the NOW’

The sand is the now, and the horizon is the future. When you focus on the now, it is a lot easier to ignore the worries of tomorrow. Being in the moment, being present seems to be an art-form, a skill these days. We as humans have forgotten how to connect with others, and with the moment. When my child is talking to me, I have frequently caught myself just answering him bland answers as my head was full of other thoughts. Anyone else relate?

This image will forever be in my mind and heart. After a bit of a health scare last week, and finding out my symptoms were only caused by stress and anxiety, time to make a change!

The Now is all you have. And once its gone, you can never get it back. So ignore the distractions and worries and ask yourself, whats truly most important right now? What should I be doing or not doing?

I’d love to hear from you if you struggling with being present or with stress and anxiety. Please feel free to share your story.

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