Monday Words: Remain Present

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Monday Words: Confine Yourself to the Present | The Fresh Exchange

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Are you having one of those months when things seem to be piled extremely high? We currently are. Between having a 6-month-old baby who is into literally everything he can see, running our business, traveling, and keeping up with our content here we are feeling pulled in many directions.

It has been to the point that we recently have had to ask what matters most and what doesn’t? A question that continues to surface every few months. Much like when you look around your house and see that clutter is taking over again, you have to ask yourself in that moment what matters most and what doesn’t in a completely different way.

During this time we have done continued work on focusing on remaining present. I find that anxiety, unhappiness, and/or disappointment sets in when I think too far outside of the confines of the present moment. When you own a business it is easy to want to look beyond the tasks at hand and to dream beyond it. It is natural and there is a necessary time for this, but there is also a necessary time to close yourself up to anything beyond what lies right ahead of you. For us, we are at a point where we have to remain present, focused on what lies in front of us, and zone in right there and nowhere else.

We have many balls in the air right now and some we threw on ourselves and some that were thrown at us. All are good. All have their own challenges.

No matter how or what lies in your lap right now, do the best thing and conquer that. Remain present long enough to work through what needs your attention in order to leave space for dreaming of the future and evaluating the past. For when we are the most present in right now, we have more ability to look behind and in front of us with the clearest eyes possible.

What does your week look like? Do you have room to dream right now or are you needing to get tighter about focusing on what lies at your feet right now?

Happy Monday friends!

Hello! I’m Megan Gilger,

A strong believer that nature and the seasons are our greatest teachers. We live on a hill in Leelanau County, Michigan just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. This land we are responsible for is where we are focused on building a life around the seasons and intention. We spend our days here building a regenerative model of living and focusing our garden on native plants and intensive polyculture planting styles. My focus is less on self-sufficiency and more on community-sufficiency through how we grow and connect through the seasons.
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