In our busy world few of us really take the time to be in the present moment and really appreciate it. Often people miss out on right now because they are too preoccupied with the past and what’s going to happen next. Living in the moment is a skill that is very underrated.
Benefits Of Living In The Moment
It helps you deal with physical pain.
When you take the time to acknowledge the pain you’re feeling and explore it, it helps you to deal with it. When you try to turn away from the pain this can lead to feelings of resentment and blame as well as other kinds of mental neediness.
When you think about your workout it might seem like a long grueling endeavor. When you’re actually doing it all you’re doing is completing one thing at a time. If you stay in the moment it’s always just one action that you are performing right now. Keep your mind in that one moment and don’t worry about what’s coming up next and you’ll find you get through your workout a lot easier.
Big projects don’t seem as big.
When you have a big project to complete, thinking about it can make it seem impossible to you. If you just choose to start at step one and commit to being totally present with each step before you know it the project is complete and you’ll wonder why you were so stressed out about it.
You eat less and enjoy more.
When you savor what you’re eating you’ll not only enjoy it more but you’ll actually eat less. You’ll be more aware of when you’re satisfied rather than mindlessly going from bite to bite until everything’s gone. Eating is so much more pleasurable when you take the time to experience each bite and savor the moment.
You don’t stress out about things that don’t matter right now.
We all have stress. Paying bills can be a huge stress for people but it shouldn’t always be looming over you. If you’re not going to act on something right now, don’t let that thought invade your mind. Have a set date for when you pay your bills and for the rest of the month don’t let that stress take you away from the moment.
Enjoy This Moment Now
What are you doing right now? Are you fully immersed in it or are you thinking about other things at the same time? Shut out the other thoughts and really focus on what’s happening right now.