AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: At least I don't live in the past DATE: 8/23/2007 01:09:00 PM ----- BODY:
My therapist told me that I should live in the now.

The now is fine with me. I like the now. Right now, it is good.

But I have this habit of skipping out of the now and jumping ahead into the future. It's far easier to worry about the future than it is the now. I can plan ahead, chart out different scenarios, think about all of the beautiful "what if's" and the trail of events that might follow each one. Never mind that I work myself up into a panic doing this.

Then I try to get Guy to play along with me. He will satiate me through a couple of what if's and then remind me that I'm wasting my brain power and emotional energy on planning the unplanable.

I think there is a subtle difference between controlling and planning that I need to learn from him. And I think I've used the wrong word for what it is that I try to do.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous gail DATE:Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 9:39:00 PM EDT please teach me if you figure out how. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Ally DATE:Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 10:58:00 PM EDT Ugh. This one hits home. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Heather, Queen of Shake Shake DATE:Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 7:01:00 AM EDT Everyone needs to live in the now. Everyone says it's the key to peace and happiness. But damn if it ain't hard to do! I struggle with it too.

Any why are guys so much better at it than we are? ----- --------