Life seems to be passing by quickly, tips for enjoying the present moment, the “now”
Life can easily slip by when we are caught up in creating a better future, and even worse, when we are stuck in the past. Living in the present is the only way to enjoy life to the fullest because the past and the future are simply illusions. Real life is here and now.
Here are some tips for enjoying the “now”
- Be grateful
Appreciate the little things in your life, like the friends who are always there, the spouse you always wake up next to, the feel of the sun on your skin, that kind waitress who serves you coffee, or just the simple fact that you’re breathing. Maintaining a gratitude journal can also help in reminding you of all the things you should be grateful for.
- Smile more and laugh harder
Don’t be too engrossed in building a brighter future that you let little cheerful moments pass you by. It can be quite inspiriting to smile to a stranger, and very satisfying to laugh heartily at a goofy joke.
- Be mindful
The art of mindfulness will help you to become aware of the present. Meditate and heighten your awareness of different sensations and experiences as you carry out your everyday activities.
Choose to let go of past hurts, for yourself, if not for your transgressor. Harboring bitter emotions is self-destructive. Liberate yourself and move on.
- Stop worrying
Do the best you can today and trust that the future will be brighter. Don’t miss life’s precious moments by wasting your energy on uncertainties.
- Love your job
We spend most of our lives at work so if you hate your job, then it will mar your entire outlook on life. If your job is making you miserable then you should consider changing it or find some things that you appreciate about it.
To your success,