How to Stay in the Present Moment

Many people live in the future. Why? Most people have a future that doesn’t mirror their present so they’d rather be in the future. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because Law of Attraction states, “…that which you give your attention to will manifest in your life.” However, staying in the future means your present is passing you by.

Staying present is easy. All it takes is for you to stop, look, and listen. Stop and look at the environment that surrounds you. Where are you at? What are you doing? Be present even when you’re washing the dishes. Listen to the sound of the water whooshing down the drain. Washing the dishes can be quite meditative if you let it.

Tips to stay present

1. Stop and pause. Take a couple of deep breaths and notice everything around you from the trees to other people to cars. This will keep you grounded in the present.

2. Stay out of the future by focusing on today which is all you have. No one knows for sure if tomorrow will ever come. You may as well enjoy today because tomorrow may not show up.

3. Be grateful for today. If today you can walk, run, and speak without assistance from medical devices, be grateful for that. Many people would give anything to breathe on their own without the assistance of an oxygen machine.

4. Go for a walk and notice everything in nature. Feel the sun on your skin, notice the howling of the wind, and listen to the birds chirp. This is great way to become grounded and centered.

Being present is all you have. Remember the saying, “…live for today because tomorrow may never come.” This could happen. If you’re caught up in the future you’ll miss out on opportunities today that could help you tomorrow.

Today, many people are stressing about their jobs and finances. In fact, most marriages break up over finances. If you step back and assess the situation, perhaps it’s not that bad. Maybe it’s a good lesson for you to go through a “cleansing” of some sort. This could mean staying at home and cooking with the family versus going out to eat all of the time. Perhaps the family that begins to cook together will grow closer. Cutting back can actually bring you closer together if you let it.

Don’t take today for granted because tomorrow may never come. Enjoy the music of life and focus on the positive and what’s working in your life such as your great health. Without your health, you couldn’t do what you wanted to do such as travel, run, or whatever it is that you desire to do. Be present, be grateful, and just be!