If you’ve watched the film ‘About Time’ with Rachel McAdams then you might understand the title of this blog post a little better. If you haven’t watched the film, then watch it!
It’s so beautiful, it’s my idea of a perfect film infact, probably not for every one but for soppy sods like me! Let me give you a little insight, it’s basically a romantic comedy about man who has the ability to travel back to times in his life and change things in order to improve his future.
It inspired me to write this post…
Imagine right now if you could actually travel in time…
Do you ever have those moments when you say the wrong thing at the wrong time and just wish so much that you could go back even 10 minutes to not say it. Or wish you could go back to a job interview having known all the questions you’ll be asked. Even consider dramatic situations- accidents, car crashes- what if you could go back and stop them from happening.
But us mere mortals can’t time travel, we have to live with the fact that what we do in the present moment is irreversible, it’s lost, gone forever and our future is determined by the exact moment you are living right now.
So what are you doing in your present moment right now! If your future self could time travel back to today and only today, how would you live right now differently? Would your mood be the same? Would you be arguing, huffing puffing, would you be irritated, moaning, lazy? Or would you live today differently the second time around…
I’m pretty sure we’d all notice more, react differently, make better choices, decide to be happier, decide to be kinder, decide to be more helpful and fun, spontaneous and adventurous.
We’d wake up and kiss our partners with love and appreciation, smile at the coffee shop waitress and tell them to have a nice day, notice the blue skies or sound of birds, open doors for the elderly, choose a better lunch, decide to go for a drink after work or or walk, we’d be more productive and time efficient, we’d perhaps ring our parents or siblings for a chat and got to bed thinking “today was a better day the second time around!”
So I for one am going to try and hope you find some inspiration too to try too to live each day as if you were living it for the second time.
Just a little thought!
Love, Lottie x