If planning is future-focused, how do we reconcile it with mindfulness that asks us to live in the present moment? There are many aspects to consider, and one of them is looking at how we are being around making plans, not just what we are doing. Does planning make us anxious? Does setting expectations make us inflexible and unforgiving? Or can we look to the future more skillfully and compassionately, acknowledging what we can influence and what we cannot, weighing thoughtfully the consequences of our plans? Can we let go of having everything our way and attend to what actually does show up each moment? We can use our plans to guide us toward what is healthy, and mindfulness will ground us in what is here and what is real, to what is happening right now.
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