Sept 18: Great Days, Great Nights

The key to a great life is simply having a bunch of great days. So you can think about it one day at a time.
— Mr. Money Mustache

How much time do you spend thinking about the future?

The goals you want to reach by the end of this month, planning where you want to go, or maybe dreading and worrying about where you are going or if things will work out?

How often do your thoughts relive the past?

The good and the mistakes, dwelling on past setbacks? Past conversations or  

On the one hand, DFN is all about giving you time every evening to take steps towards the life you want and what matters to you. To set your path towards a future you want deep down. In order to do that, we often encourage you to look ahead and to look back and reflect.

But when it really comes down to it, it's also about squeezing every bit of life out of the moments we have right now. On this day that we are breathing into this very second.

All of the planning and reflecting is key, but it's not life. The future hasn't happened yet and the past cannot be changed.

Life only, truly, exists today. 

So while we are working towards futures and lives we want, we are, actually, taking back our today, tonight. Making our now as good as it can be, and choosing how we want to spend each minute we are given tonight, instead of letting other factors determine our moments. 

So turn off your phone, think about the plans you have for your DFN time tonight, and maybe a few minutes planning a smooth morning tomorrow, and then focus on the now.

Don't spend too much time in the future or past, but aim tonight to be more fully engaged with the here and now. 

When we try our best to fully live each day, each night, we won't do it perfectly, but pretty soon we find life feels drastically different.

So go all in on this tonight, try to be fully focused on the now as often as you can, and see how you feel when your head hits you pillow tonight.

Here's a evening jam to focus, wind down, and settle in...

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