The benefits of living in the moment and what it can do for you
In today’s hectic day-to-day lifestyles we often find ourselves lost in our thoughts rather than appreciating the space and people around us. Mindfulness has played an important part of the 21st century, with many celebrities highlighting the importance of yoga, Pilates and psychic phone readings to relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety. Living in the moment is crucial for our own happiness and this will be evident in the way you make decisions and interact with people around you.
Outlive your past
People may have quoted to you that “your past often defines you”, which in some cases is true. The important factor to realise here though, is that you have a choice as to whether you let whatever happened in your past – a horrible break-up with a partner, arguments with your siblings etc – control the rest of your life.
You are living in the present and how you choose to pave your path for the future will depend on your mood today. If you want to look forward to what life will bring you, drift your thoughts to happiness and optimism and you will reap the rewards both in the short and long term.
Your power is in the present
As suggested in the previous point, it’s important to remember that your power is in the present. You can be the most effective individual in work, your relationships and social life in the present, not in the past or the future but now. Decisions are made in the present moment and although you may not want to make them now, the future will always look after the consequences of them.
As for this, don’t try and resist the power of the present as it will always outweigh the ‘but’s and ‘what if’s that occupy our minds when we think of everything but the present. Your power to achieve and do anything you want starts right now.