We are always rushing, stressing out, thinking about the future or the past… Why can’t we just accept the PRESENT? It’s such an amazing and remarkable state! For example, what if you are spaced out deeming about tomorrow’s work schedule while your boyfriend is proposing to you? Or what if it’s your 16th birthday but you still can’t forget your 15th birthday just because you didn’t like it? NO!!! Stop! I mean, look outside. Isn’t it a beautiful day? Actually, right now I am sitting in my room, writing this and, honestly, thinking about next week because that’s when summer will officially begin. Yes, I agree sometimes you just can’t concentrate on here and now but there are really effective tips that I try to utilize whenever it is necessary. Let me share them with you. First of all, really take into consideration your breath; meditate or simply close your eyes and turn on calm music. Secondly, go and do some movement; run in the gym, swim, or walk your dog! It really helps to forget about any worries, obstacles, and conflicts. Thirdly, choose a movie or cartoon that you absolutely loved watching in your childhood. Maybe, “Harry Potter”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Peter Pan”, “Tom&Jerry”, etc. Moreover, there are much more things to do here and now. Accept the present and remind yourself: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.
“The point of power is always in the present moment.”- Louise L. Hay
Why have I decided to write this article? It’s really effective to know how to be in the present moment because you can: a) stay more concentrated; b) be less stressed and anxious; c) appreciate HERE and NOW; d) be more happy, excited, and calm; e) laugh more often… Should I continue the long list?:)