If you're ready to start living and begin creating the life that you want then take a look at your present situation and ask yourself what's wrong with the very moment you are in. You should find nothing wrong with the present moment it is what it is and once you accept it you can start living again.
Let's face it you can't turn your mind off but you can make a conscious effort to start thinking differently. If you don't take control of your mind your mind will control you and that's not going to help you improve your life.
Ask yourself these questions:
Do you find yourself waiting for something to happen, just reacting to the push and pull of circumstances?
Are you waiting till you have more time?
Make more money?
Meet the right person?
Are you procrastinating?
Procrastination is another game the mind plays because it is comfortable in the current situation you are doesn't want to stretch out of that comfort zone.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you're not living in the present moment you are focusing on anything but the present moment. I know you can't focus on the present moment or live in the now 24 hours a day. But start by doing this for a few minutes a day and then continue expanding the exercise everyday.
Then track your progress. See how you feel when you only focus on what is happening right now. As you continually do this you'll see yourself starting to enjoy the process.
Here's a suggestion. The next time you are driving or walking pay attention only to what is happening around you. Listen to the sounds, observe the people. Don't think about what you have to do or what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow or what might happen in five minutes. Focus your attention only on what is happening right now. Doing this will get your mind to start living in the present moment and before you know it you'll be able to focus your mind and be in the present.
Start being in the present - you'll be more focused and you'll enjoy the present moment. Best of all you'll start moving toward achieving your goals and living the life you want.
Remember to have some fun. Enjoy life. Do things differently.
Act like a kid when you can; kids are always living in the now; that's all they know. They don’t worry about the next day or even what happened to them a couple of minutes ago!
Forget about your troubles and just do something completely different and have some fun. Once you start doing this you'll see things begin to fall into place. If you have a passion for sports then start playing a sport you like. If you have a passion for cooking make a meal or two over the next couple of days. Do what you enjoy and you'll start attracting more positive situations into you life.
This is just one small exercise to start consciously living in the present.
Live in the Now
Remember - be yourself. Focus on the present and what going on NOW.
Push yourself to not focus on the past and to be in the present everyday.
Do what you enjoy.
Live your passion.
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