It’s a basic fact: the only place you ever are in is the here and now. You can’t change that. The problem is our mind spends so much time worrying about the past or future that we miss out on what’s happening right in front of us.
Eckhart Tolle wrote an entire book on the power of living in the present moment. And I’m here to help you do just that.
So much of our time is spent thinking about what we have done or what we would have liked to have done. But it’s in the past—you can’t change it; there’s nothing you can do about it.
The important thing to remember is that you’ve learned some valuable lessons from it all. Lessons can help you in the present and prepare you for the future. Let’s focus on the here and now and make the most of it.
Feeling Anxious about your Future?
It’s natural to spend a lot of time thinking about the future and feeling anxious about what might happen. However, it’s important to remember that you have the power to shape your future.
The lessons you learned from past experiences, even if they were disastrous, can help you in the present and prepare you for what’s to come. If you focus on staying relaxed and comfortable in the present moment, past emotions will fade away, and the future will take care of itself.
Also, if you exude confidence and positivity through your body language, people will be less likely to bully or intimidate you. You’ll be amazed at how far your positive energy can reach.
Having your Mind in the Present
It is impossible to have your mind totally in the present. It is only natural for your mind to wander.
Some people’s minds will wander more than others. Letting your mind wander into the future – which may be daydreaming – is not bad.
You are letting your imagination wander and thinking about your goals. However, it is still helpful to have a technique to help you stay in the present and remain there for extended periods.
It also helps you enjoy the present because that is where you are and will always be. So enjoy it and appreciate it.
No matter where you are, indoors and out, or what time it is, day or night, sitting or standing, the exercise is the same. Close your eyes and begin to slow your breathing.
Then, listen. What sounds can you hear? Give yourself time to listen; you may be able to pick up more sounds than you initially thought and possibly even distinguish different kinds of sounds.
Once you have done that, try to determine where the sound is coming from and what meaning it may have. Please do this exercise and see how it affects your ability to focus and concentrate.
Open your eyes and focus on everything around you. You may first focus on objects in the distance, then on things closer to you. Spend time observing; you will probably notice things you have not seen before.
You will think, “Why haven’t I done this more often?” You will be fascinated with the results. The big plus is that you will be more aware of the present and get valuable information for the future. It will take the anxiety out of the future because you can then make more positive plans for the future.
Remember that the present is the only place you will ever be, so enjoy it and relax. The future will fall into place. Plus, the radiating positive body language from the confidence of knowing this fact will give you the confidence to be the person you want to be.
If you’ve ever found yourself feeling stuck in your past, there is something you can do about it. Call me on the number at the top of the page. It’s free to call and you and I will have a chance to see if there’s something I can help you with. Call today.