Let's Enjoy the Moment
“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. DO IT! Develop an appreciation the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value the present moments. Using them up in any self - defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever.” – Wayne Dyer How often do you stop and take a look at the beauty of the world around you? It’s pretty often that our minds get stuck dwelling on things that happened in the past, or worrying about the future. Either that or we get wrapped up in the daily tasks of our busy lives and don’t really stop to appreciate the joy that exists in every day. So this article is just a little reminder to live in the present moment, be mindful, and appreciate the little things. LIVE IN THE MOMENT AND ENJOY IT. The real question is how?
Recently I have started being outside (as in adoring nature’s beauty), and trust me I have loved the vibes and I believe that spending time outdoors is one of the best tips for increasing mindfulness. There’s so much to observe and appreciate outside that you don’t really notice until you start paying attention. Take a second to sit outside in your backyard or a park.
Take in the sound of the birds chirping, the sound of the wind, and the warmth of the sun when it hits you,the sight of the flowers and plants around you, etc. Nature is beautiful, and we tend to take its beauty for granted. So take a moment to go outside, breath in some fresh air, and be mindful of the world’s natural beauty.
WATCH WHAT YOU
Instead of downing your coffee in the morning as a habit because you feel you “need” it to stay awake and get through the day’s work, enjoy your coffee slowly. Pay attention to how it tastes, and how it smells (this is the best part about coffee anyway in my opinion!) Same goes for when you eat. Taste the flavors of your food instead of always being in a rush and don’t just gobble it down.
Forgiveness involves letting go of the past, and all of the emotions that go with those past events. Whether it’s forgiving someone else, or forgiving yourself, letting go of those toxic feelings is key to being able to truly enjoy the present moment. Because how can you enjoy the present when you’re chained to the past?
MEDITATION - YOGA
If there’s any one thing that can bring you to focus on, and soak in the present moment, it’s meditation. During meditation, you focus on your breath, and your senses, and become more aware of your thoughts.
The whole point really is to live in the moment, and clear your mind. Clear your mind of any toxic thoughts that occupy too much space in your head all day.
Because smiling brings nothing but good vibes, gratitude, and happiness
LOVE YOUR WORK
If you work full time, you’re spending almost 40 hours of precious time a week working. That’s a lot of time.
Who wants to do that? You’re basically robbing yourself of the ability to really enjoy life at that point. The goal is to live for every day, and not to live for the weekend. When you get caught up living for the weekend, you’re only enjoying two of the seven days a week. That’s not even half of the week. So do yourself a favor and take action on your feelings about your job if you just can’t stand it anymore.
Either try to address the problem you’re experiencing, find a new job, or create your own doing something you love. Whatever will make you happy!
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life or tomorrow. Enjoy everything that comes your way; whether it be sounds, smells, sights, feelings, etc.
We all learn one day that multi-tasking is not our friend. Try going through your to-do list one thing at a time and see how much more productive you feel. Trust me. Anyway, trying to all the things at once is what gets us caught up in “busy work” and causing our head to spin (me with a migraine). If there’s anything that takes away
Remember then - there is only one time that is important – NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time we have any power - Leo Tolstoy
from enjoying the moment, it’s that spinning head feeling. So do yourself a favor, slow down, and focus on one thing at a time.