There is often a tendency to navigate between the past and the future without really enjoying the present moment. Here are 16 tips to stay here, now … and really enjoy it !
In a moment when we feel that we get lost thinking about our future preoccupations or what we will have one day (far!), just take the time to write down spontaneously three things that you already own and that makes you feel good.
Just put our headphones and listen to our favorite song as many times as you want and come back to the present moment.
Collect beautiful thoughts that make you feel good : on Post-it notes on our desk, on Pinterest , on our walls.
When we are upset as much by the past or the future, our breathing accelerates. To calm down and come back to the present, do breathing exercises. You can even have applications on our smart phones to help you.
To return to the present moment, we appeal to our senses. We complete phrase with : “I feel …”, “I see …”, “I hear …”, etc.
There are mantras to repeat when we feel that our emotions are derailed forwards or backwards. Suggestions? “Here, there, now. “I stay in this moment. “Or” I’m here. “
Even if it is not easy, we try to do one thing at a time, by performing only one task, we ensure that our mind remains in the present moment.
“The past is just a story and the future is a complete mystery. This is it. Now.”
Even if it makes you feel better. How many times have you played over possible future scenarios in your head to find there’s no way you could have predicted what was going to happen?
Do you focus on the past or on the future too much? If you tend to live in the past, know that you did exactly what you could with the knowledge you had at the time.
If you live more in the future, write down why a certain event or person is worrying you and read it over. Do you really, genuinely have cause to be anxious? If you do, act on it. If you don’t, let it go.
There’s nothing better than that feeling of being completely enjoying what you’re doing. That’s the now. That’s why you’re feeling so good. Make time for your hobbies and passions.
Pay attention to the feeling of complete presence as you do it and learn to incorporate that feeling more and more into your everyday life.
Base on these tips I think it will be easier for you to choose 1 to 3 resolutions to follow this month to help stay in the present moment. As an example here is my 2 resolutions for the month of January .
If you would like to share your resolutions, please feel free to do so in the comments below !
Here is a list of books that are awesome to read, they will help you with the focus of this month. You can probably find these book at your public library, if not, they are on amazon.
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Here is a short story that got my attention a few years ago, and now I read eat often, in fact a have in my planner so I don’t forget about it .
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
This is exciting guys ! I hope you will start this challenge and if you would like to share your resolutions, please feel free to do so in the comments below !
If you like to find more about the next challenges to come you can visit the page 30 days to a better you