Live in the Present Moment
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Our suffering is the result of our memories of the past and our desires, cravings, and expectation and imagination for the future, so if we do not live in the present we will invite unnecessary worries and problems for themselves and suffer, but when you live in the present moment, all problems vanish.
To live in the present moment, you have to focus on your current activity and let go every other thought from your mind. Your mind will keep on trying to disturb you. If any thoughts arise in your mind, that are not related to the present moment, remove them completely from your mind. Don’t give them any attention. But you must stay firm and actively re-engage yourself with the current activity.
The present moment is the only moment that you have. You cannot control the future. You cannot change the past. But you can control this moment that’s happening right now.
Our mind has been habituated to think about our past and future all the time. Every time you become aware of its wandering, bring it back to the present moment. With practice, you will be able to control your mind from wandering aimlessly.
When you start living in the present moment, there are no regrets of the past and no worries for the future. You are totally immersed in life at this moment and live your life to the fullest. The future would never be exactly as you imagined it. Knowing this will help you when you practice residing in the present.
When you find yourself desiring for something you don’t have, or wishing your life would be different, start your quest for your dream by being thankful for what is already in your life. This will bring you back to the present moment. You don’t want to miss the gifts right in front of you because you are always looking beyond what is in the current moment to what once was or what might be. If you are thankful for what is, you’ll be happy to be at the moment – instead of dreaming about being happier someplace else. The moment a person thinks, he recalls his experience. He will never know the present. Being conscious or being aware is the only way to understand the present.
You have first to start by living in the present moment. Worrying too much about your past and future won’t solve your problem. Taking actions in the present moment will.
Choosing to live in the past or the future not only deprives you of enjoyment today, but it also deprives you of actually living. The only important moment is the present moment. With that goal in mind, consider a few tips below to start living your life in the present:
*- the ability to be in the present moment is a major factor of mental wellness.
*-Always show kindness.
*- Watch your breath, by noticing your breathing pattern your mind naturally quiets and pays more attention to the present moment.
*- Removing items associated with memories or lives frees us up to stop living in the past and start living in the present.
*- Each day is full of endless possibilities! Start it with a smile. You are in control of your attitude every morning, keep it optimistic and expectant.
*- If you are harboring resentment towards another human being because of past hurts, choose to forgive and move on. The harm was their fault. But allowing it to impact your mood today is yours.
*- There is no better moment to accomplish your goals than right now. Planning is motivating, but it’s important to focus on what we can do at the moment and not get too caught up in the future. As we know, things don’t always happen as we predict. All we have is this moment right now.
*- Set goals and plans for the future. But working hard today is always the first step towards realizing your dreams tomorrow. Don’t allow dreaming about tomorrow to replace living in today.
*- If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today.
*-Do something nice for someone every day. Smile at strangers. Hold the door open.
*-Think about how happy your good deed could make someone!
*- the biggest thing that stops people from living their lives in the present moment? Fear –and we must learn how to overcome fear. Face your fears.
*- Focus on your body language. It can bring you at the moment and increase your confidence.