Sometimes you know where you want to be but you just can’t get there yet. You might be working at a job you hate or in a relationship that’s not working. That’s okay. You can still get to your dream and live in the moment now, no matter how sucky that now might be.
The time between now and then may seem like eons away. When you’re staring at the gold at the end of the rainbow but you’re standing under some gray clouds and rain, your present moment may not seem as dreamy as you’d wish it to be.
So what do you do to stay focused on your far away dreams?
Stay positive. Watch funny movies. Call your funny friends. And remember to surround yourself with as much positivity as you can stand. It’s going to be rough in the meantime, so at least have some fun along the way.
Stay present but remain focused on the goal. Some days may be harder than others to get through the day. When I was feeling stuck at my 9-5 job, I used my lunch hour to read books on following my dreams and strategized how I would get there. I had a plan and a timeline. This helped me to stay focus on my future goals and prevented me from getting overwhelmed by the difficulties of daily life.
Try to find the silver lining. Maybe your job, relationship, etc. isn’t the greatest, but you’re going through it for a reason. Try to figure out what this situation is trying to teach you so that you can learn from the situation.
In the meantimes are always rough. I know because I’ve had my share. Remember to be kind to yourself during this time and know that like everything else, “this too shall pass.”