The goal every day is to be present. Or at least that's my goal. But what the heck does that mean? Well, in essence, you don't want to be distracted but focused on the task at hand or the person you're with. While that might sound as easy as turning off the television or blackberry, many folks, myself included, are distracted most by our thoughts. I have a lot of thoughts, but on a percentage basis, my fear thoughts are greatest. I'm a regular Fraidy cat!
I recently learned a tip for managing my worrying mind - it's called prayer. If worrying minds direct attention to exactly those things we don't want, then prayer focuses attention on what we do want.
So I'm giving it a whirl. Every time I have a fear thought, my goal this week is to turn it into a prayer. I'll let you know how it goes.