“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~Buddha

Most people live in the past or future—either living through past experiences or meticulously planning out their future. Both make it hard to appreciate the good in your life and live in the moment. 

It’s easy to stress about the important meeting you have in two weeks, complain about how it’s always rainy and cold, or dwell on the argument you had last night. Do not focus on all these events which you cannot control. When was the last time you sat down and took a deep breath? If you can’t recall the moment, take this opportunity right now. Stop reading, close both of your eyes, take a deep breath, and observe where you are. Who cares what you’re ordering for dinner or how many miles you have in your gas tank? Find pockets of time to reground and refocus your mind. 

If your mind feels scattered in a million places at once, stop and focus your attention on one thing. We try to multitask the many demands in our lives but end up getting stretched thin in different directions. Try to avoid splitting your energy into three projects because that often takes longer than focusing on one at a time. If you feel yourself starting to drift off and reach for your phone, redirect your attention to the task at hand. Fully focusing on what is happening helps you be mindful of what you do. Stop scrolling for hours on your phone and or watching Netflix while eating. By distancing yourself from the activity—ex: eating—you are becoming less aware of what is happening. Just think of how many times you check social media to feel connected to someone. Avoid letting technology play such a big role in your life and instead focus on the people around you.  

This same reasoning applies to your financial spending. Nobody likes seeing credit card bills up high and checking accounts low. Be mindful of what you are spending your money on and how. If you are making unnecessary Target trips or buying groceries that you never eat, then recognize your pattern and stop. Make intended purchases to focus on your financial wellness. If you think about it, a trip to Starbucks 3 times a week could be close to $1,000 a year.  Money that you could contribute to your ROTH IRA – that has potential to grow and support you for your future life in retirement.  

With every sunrise, we are given a new start. Begin the day with being grateful for what you have. Some examples could be your beautiful family, the ability to work to make a difference in people’s lives, or the delicious coffee you are currently drinking. Either list three things out or mind dump and list as many things as you can think of. Showing gratitude helps reflect on our past, centers yourself for today, and opens your eyes for tomorrow.  

Keep finding pockets of peace in your day. What you do today matters more than focusing on tomorrow.

Marilyn Suey


Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor®

Accredited Investment Fiduciary®



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Marilyn is the Founder and CEO of The Diamond Group Wealth Advisors. She is a nationally recognized Financial Educator, Author, Speaker, and Wealth Manager, who you may have seen in NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX network affiliates and Yahoo News, Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, Wall Street Select and others. Marilyn and her team at The Diamond Group Wealth Advisors have been showing business owners, healthcare professionals, and executives how to accumulate, preserve, and pass on their wealth for almost 20 years. Marilyn developed The Prosperity BluePrint™, a five-step wealth planning process, that includes strategy for Wealth Accumulation, Wealth Preservation, and planning for your ideal retirement lifestyle. She founded the Savvy Women Community where she shares her wisdom and experience with like-minded women. She received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Applied Math and Economics from UC Berkeley. To schedule your complimentary Lifestyle Upgrade Assessment, call: (925) 219-0080 or email; marilyn.suey@diamondgroupwealthadvisors.com