Live in the moment. Be present.
Sounds simple, right?
Not for many of us.
By the time most of us are adults, we start to live a good part of our life somewhere outside the present. Often times we let the present slip away, allowing time to rush past unobserved and unseized. We squander the precious seconds of our lives as we think about what’s next, without enjoying what’s now. With that, we end up living our lives waiting.
But of course it’s natural to spend moments of thought in daydreams of the future. However, when life becomes dictated by thoughts and emotions attached to potential future outcomes, standing peacefully rooted in the present becomes increasingly rare. And every time you use the present to stress about the future, you’re doing yourself a disservice as you choose to sacrifice joy today to mourn joy you might not have tomorrow.
You see, being physically present and awake doesn’t cut it. It’s time that we stop waiting for what’s next and start living for what’s now. To ground ourselves in the present moment, take some time to notice the little details in the backdrop of your daily life. Learn to be content as you focus on all the blessings surrounding you. Live life for every second, not just in the future, but right now.
Why not engage in every moment as fully as you can? Like snowflakes, no two moments are the exact same, and they can’t be recreated. Don’t miss right now and all the treasures right in front of you. Wherever you are, be all there. Tomorrow is never guaranteed, so make every moment count – right now!
What do you think?
If today was your last day on this earth, would you have wanted to spend it worrying about the future? What is your best tip for people who want to stop thinking too much about the future and live in the present?