Hi my readers,
I hope you’re doing great today! Today it’s time for the second part of my Positive Thinking series, the series I started a week ago 🙂 I hope I inspired you with the first part, because that’s what I wanted to achieve. For the follow-up, I’ll be sharing with you the importancy of living in the moment.
I notice (and I am guilty of this too) people intend to either focus on the past or the future. They are rarely aware of the current activities they are busy with, because they keep worrying about past or future what-if happenings… Let me tell you: it’s a complete waste of time. Worrying about things that haven’t even taken place or worrying about things that have happened for which you have no power to change, it’s completely useless and a waste of energy. I have done it for years, and I still do it sometimes, then I stop myself because once you give into the thought, you’re lost. And you get stuck in that way of thinking, mostly a negative scenario because you want to prepare for the worst. Which is stupid, because you simply can’t prepare yourself for negative happenings unless they happen. “What if this and what if that?” You simply don’t know! You can’t predict how other people would respond, you can only change yourself but you have no clue how that would affect a certain situation. There’s no point in fantasizing about that.
Living in the moment can also be called “mindfullness”. It’s a modern term just to train your mind in being aware of things that are now going on, from different senses. Like inhaling the air you’re breathing in now, or seeing different things in your environment, or hearing the birds singing a song. You can’t do that all the time and it’s absolutely natural to get distracted sometimes, but it’s a good practice to do a couple of times a day. Maybe when you go to work, it’s a good moment to take in what’s surrounding you. Those are moments most people start to think about what they need to do when they get home (future thoughts) or maybe worry for instance about a fight they had the day before (past thoughts). Of course we all need to think about the future too, things we need to arrange or planning the finances ahead to pay the bills etc. But give your mind some rest too, and focus on NOW.
You might be dead in a minute. Who knows?
Another thing I’d like to discuss is setting goals in life. For me, I love goals. Goals are challenging, they help you get forward and grow in life for example. A life without goals is boring and unactive and as a human being’s nature is, we don’t stand still. Moving forward is seen as a good thing, but most people are jealous of success. They only see the result, they don’t see the progress that lays beneath the surface. When trying to reach your goals in life, don’t forget to appreciate the process too. Don’t set a goal simply to be happy when you achieve it. Because you won’t be. Being happy isn’t a destination in life, it’s a mindset to carry with you. And when you see someone successful, don’t think they got it for free. They spend hours, days, weeks or months of energy to reach the stage that they’re in now. Admire them instead and use them as an inspiration. Jealousy is also an awful thing.
To live in the moment, you can ask yourself a couple of questions:
- How do I feel now?
- Why is this a good day for me?
- Why is my life getting better?
- What have I done today that I’m proud of?
- What am I grateful for today?
- Which people are important to me?
To be happy, is also to spread positivity. Be grateful for your loved ones, love them and give them compliments frequently. One kind word might make their day better and giving a compliment is free. By being nice and warm hearted to people around you, you’ll get more love in return. It’s all about give and take.
So why should you live in the moment? Here are some good reasons why you should try it:
- Less worrying means more relaxation!
- You get to enjoy life more
- Your food will taste better
- You get to listen more to what people say to you
- You won’t get so stressed out for deadlines
Things that’ll help you to live in the moment is to get structure in your life. Living in chaos will cause stress, and to have a peaceful mind you should handle things slowly step by step – structured. Make sure that you don’t have clutter hanging around. If you have planned a lot of tasks today, make a to do list.
Another thing you can do is meditate, which will help you relax and release stress. There are many exercises you can do, which you can find on YouTube or different yoga-themed websites.
What do you do to live in the moment? Do you have any tips considering positive thinking? Share them in the comment form! Thank you for your attention, see you next time, readers! ❤