My history teacher back in high school had a clock on his wall that had no arms and it just said “now” in place of all of the numbers. Kids would always joke about it but one day, one of the kids asked him why.
Im paraphrasing here, this was years ago but he said “because we’re always waiting. Waiting for class/work to be over. Waiting for the weekend. Waiting for the summer. Waiting for that vacation. Waiting to graduate. Waiting for the future. A good portion of our lives is spent just waiting. So when are we going to start actually living?”
I know, it’s easier said than done. It’s hard to force yourself to enjoy doing those little things that you don’t particularly want to be doing, like work or errands or whatever. & everyone has bad mental health days, I know. But I think if we consciously try to become more aware of our waiting, and we try to live in the moment, we can all enjoy life a lot more. Life is never not now.