How to live in the moment and be present

 In Inspiration, Mindfulness, Personal Development

Wondering how to live in the moment and be present?

Do you find yourself thinking about the good old days, or wishing how things could have been, or worse, getting upset about how others have mistreated and how life was unfair?

On another spectrum, some of us tend to worry about our future, wondering if we will have enough money, find a job, or anything else.

We can neither change our past not predict our future. So let go of the past and stop worrying on the things that has not happened yet. Instead, embrace your present moment, love this moment and as a creator of the present moment you are loving yourself and creating a new future.

Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now says, “Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome.”

Here are few tips on how to start living NOW, live in the moment and be present:

Practice mindfulness

Become aware of your surroundings – that includes your environment or your mental state. Pay attention to the sounds you hear, things you see around, emotions you feel. Try to bring in some joy to any activities you do in a day – be it eating, cooking, driving etc means simply being in the moment.

Self acceptance

Embrace who and what you are and don’t judge yourself as poor, naive or anything that is negative, for what has happened in the past. The past has passed and simply accept it as a lesson learned.

Stop over worrying

It is meaningless to worry over things that we have limited control over – be it past or future. We can control or create the present moment. So Live it. Appreciate it!

Stop making excuses

If you have planned to do something for today, get it done today. There is no better time than the present to get it done now.

Meditate

Sit comfortably and focus on your breathing until the rest of your thoughts become quiet. Meditation is a powerful technique for organizing your thoughts and feelings, and all it requires is a quiet spot without many distractions. Yoga helps a lot too!

Only thing you truly have is the PRESENT moment. And if you can’t live this one, you’ll miss out on many more. So enjoy the moment and you will be the happiest person alive.

 

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