Enjoy the Now
August 17, 2017 by Cathy Brown
“Enjoy life now…this is not a rehearsal.” ~ Purehappylife.com
Does it ever feel like your life is quickly passing you by because you’re constantly thinking about the past or worrying about the future? Or, maybe so focused on work or career you never take the time to “smell thermoses”?
The truth is, the only moment you have for sure, is ‘this’ moment, right now.
To help you step into your NOW today… Natalie Ledwell of Mind Movies shares with us 3 powerful tips for absorbing and enjoying the present moment. I encourage you to implement at least 1 of them this week.
- Become aware – If you catch yourself complaining or over analyzing, stop and shift your perspective into the NOW by focusing on your surroundings or whatever it is that you’re doing.If you’re at a stop light or stuck in traffic, take advantage of this time to connect with what’s happening around you. First start by becoming aware of your breathing pattern and then notice the wind, the sun, people passing by, and the different smells and sounds. Just BE!
- Focus your attention – If you’re talking to a friend, eating or even working, try not to engage in other activities like talking on the phone or checking your emails. Try not to multi task. I know that is hard for us “over-achievers”.Instead dedicate your full attention to whatever you’re doing in that moment and don’t let your mind wander. Focus your attention into the NOW and be the best you can be in that single moment.
- Forget about the past and future – If you spend your life reliving the past or worrying about the future, you will be missing out on life itself. Be in the Now.
Next time you notice your mind wandering off to worry or to engage in anxious thoughts, don’t judge yourself or force your thoughts. Rather acknowledge them, allow them to leave naturally and remind yourself to come back to the present moment.
Time passes by quickly, so make sure you enjoy every single moment and really experience the joy of living. Enjoy the now.
And don’t forget to practice! Remember that consistency is the only way to form a new habit, so start enjoying the present moment right away.
Which tip are you going to focus on this week?
“Enjoy where you are on your way to and where you are going.” ~ Joyce Meyer
I focus my full attention on what I am doing.
I am living in the now.
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