This year, I’m using the Present Over Perfect Guided Journal. I read Shauna Neiquist’s Present Over Perfect book when it came out a few years ago and so much of it just connected with me. When I saw she had created a journal, I knew it was right for this season of my life. The journal has small excerpts from the book and prompts to help you think, reflect, and write. I’ll be sharing some of the prompts and my responses.
Prompt (pg. 7): What would happen if you trusted that there would be more time down the road for all of those things you feel must be done?
I feel conflicted – there isn’t always more time. Procrastination is a coping mechanism for something else. It is avoidance.
I can’t allow the tyranny of the urgent to take over. I can choose to be fully in the moment at hand, enjoying what is right around me rather than thinking about what is next. And some of the things I think “must” be done, honestly, they can wait. Or they can be dropped.
So what could happen if I trusted?
I could be present in the moment. I could enjoy the people and places in front of me. I could laugh and love and feel. I could embrace. I could be.
Friends, I wonder what would happen if you trusted time?