Being aware of the quality of your attention at any given moment is one of the most important things you can do for your well-being.
You can be anxious about a situation that you cannot control or choose to pay attention to something you can control.
You can be frustrated by something that doesn’t go as planned, or you can accept what’s already happened and focus on how to move forward.
While you may not always have much control over how certain events in your life unfold, you do have the ability to refocus your attention and choose how to best use the time in front of you.
It’s possible to let go of a perspective and adopt a new one.
It’s possible to alter your course of action.
The ability to do these things is available to you the moment you recognize that what you’re thinking or doing isn’t helpful or essential.
This moment is all you ever have in life. How you engage it, experience it, and extract value and meaning from it is largely up to you.