I know it might sound like an obvious answer… just do things you enjoy. But I never actually seem to enjoy anything fully. I’m always worrying or thinking way too much, often about things that don’t really matter. Or usually I’ll spend a LOT of time planning on doing something enjoyable, but the time spent on planning is not worth it for the brief time I’ll actually spend enjoying it when it does happen, or it doesn’t end up happening at all. There also seems to be endless options with everything (like when you’re discovering new music) that it’s impossible to know where to begin, so you just plan on doing everything but then you end up doing nothing.
Basically how do you stop thinking about things so much and just enjoy the moment? I never seem to do this. I’ve spent the whole of last year not properly enjoying myself (and the year went by scarily quickly for me, I don’t want this year to be the same). Even if I am enjoying something, I’m always preoccupied by how it could be even better. I’ve recently developed this habit where I just think about everything in terms of cost, time and productivity, and I usually end up feeling miserable (‘if only I spent more time on this, this would be better’, ‘is it worth spending the next 3 hours doing this?’ etc.).
I guess I think this way because I’ve always had things that I’ve really wanted to do, but I feel like I’ve wasted a lot of time not really doing anything productive, which probably shouldn’t be a big deal when you’re young, which I am, but I’m not 21 anymore either, which is starting to scare me because I haven’t really done anything with my life since then.
I know this might come across as a bit weird. I guess this is an #SSP thread. Basically, how do you stop thinking about such things and just get on with it?