Many times, when we are worried, uncomfortable or suffering and bring those discomfort to talk to those around us. We are often told that
“Don’t even think about it, it hasn’t happened yet,” or “Don’t worry. live in the present”
Have you ever wondered what living in the present is? It’s about not thinking about the past. And do not expect the future that has not yet arrived, right? In this article, we will answer questions about what it is, how good it is, and what we need to do to be more present.
What is living in the present?
Being in the present means being aware of and aware of what is happening in the moment. Do not get distracted by thinking about past events or worrying about the future that has not yet come or happened. Or you could say it’s paying attention and concentrating on what you’re doing right now.
In addition to the example I gave at the beginning of the article Words to express being in the present include:
“Don’t think about things that haven’t happened yet.”
“That matter is in the past. Live in the present.”
“It’s over, don’t think too much, just forget about it.”
“The future hasn’t arrived yet. Live in the present so you don’t get stressed out.”
Being in the moment is the key to being healthy and happy. Helps us fight anxiety Reduce anxiety and rumination It helps us to be rational and consciously connected to ourselves and everything around us.
Living in the moment has become a hot topic in recent years. It’s a modern living secret backed by more scientific studies. (It is strange that although science has advanced so far But in the end, humans have to come back and study what Buddhism taught hundreds of years ago…which is meditation and mindfulness.)
in the next section I want to talk a little bit about the advantages of living in the present. so that everyone can see more
Benefits of living in the present
Being present and exercising your mindfulness not only makes us happier, but also helps us deal with pain more effectively. Reduce stress and reduce its effects on our physical and mental health and improve our ability to cope with negative emotions such as fear, anger, worry.
Therefore, living in the present has the following advantages:
Reducing stress and anxiety can help us avoid associated health effects such as high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity.
As we all know, stress and anxiety are triggers for many diseases. Studies have shown that being in the moment has a profound effect on our physical and mental well-being.
2. Developing our relationship
Have you ever sat down with someone and felt like you were all alone? It seems that person’s body is next to you, but their mind wanders elsewhere. Being with people who aren’t ready to spend those moments with you.
Of course, it wouldn’t be any different than if you were alone. The fact that you or someone next to you is not in the present This means that building a good relationship with each other can be difficult. On the other hand, if you live with the person who lives in the present, pay attention and focus on the person in front of you. We will enjoy being with him. And we can build a deeper relationship. by living during that time together
You can be that person other people like to be with. Because every human being wants to be an important person, when the person next to you gives importance and focus on spending time together, developing a relationship is easy.
3. Better Self-Control
Living in the moment gives us more control over our bodies, minds, and emotions. when we live in the present Imagine how much better our lives would be if we weren’t living with regrets about the past or worrying about the future. You will surely be more peaceful and happier.
which living in the present is a good thing (Probably no one would say it’s a bad thing anyway), but what can we do to allow us to live more in the present? What most people don’t know is how to live in the present. ‘It’s easier than you think’
How to live more in the present
Many people say, “Living in the present It may be easy to say but difficult to do.” This article will invite everyone to start living in the present easily.
1. Think less about the past and the future.
Let’s review why we keep thinking about that story endlessly. Of course, it’s 100% impossible that we don’t think about the past and the future. But what I want everyone to rethink is to think about the past and the future in a healthy way with low anxiety.
For example, thinking about the future today The Meteorological Department has announced that there may be severe rain, so plan to prepare backup power supplies in case of a power outage. Therefore, thinking about the future in a healthy, low-anxiety way is only done in order to prepare for what might happen.
for beginners What I recommend is ‘Pause to breathe’ which is a simple method that I discovered to make myself ‘It’s good to stop thinking about unnecessary things’. We can also find other helpers. like finding a friend to help remind Or set the phone to notify you once in a while to stop doing something, like stop to meditate or stop to realize the little happiness around you.
2. Consciously observe yourself.
If ‘consciousness’ is something that is still difficult to liver We can start by concentrating on ‘Routines of the day’ to enhance awareness of the present moment. which we can start with following a ‘self-observation’ routine.
As you sit or lie down on the bed, take a few deep, conscious breaths. Notice how your breath goes in and out and then observe yourself paying attention to one part of your body each time. Notice how the area feels and note the sensation you are experiencing after a moment of focus.
Start at the tip of your toes and move up to the next part of your body, for example, after you’ve noticed the tips of your toes. You shift your focus to your feet. Then it’s the ankle. and calves respectively
This activity is not only a great way to put you in an instant state of consciousness. It can also help you notice if your body feels different than usual. You may have an injury or illness that you wouldn’t normally notice, just take a few minutes each morning to scan your body.
This simple physical exploration is a great way to become conscious and in touch with your body. Doing this in the morning can also give you a great start to your day.
3. Write a diary in the morning.
Take a moment in the morning before you leave for work or school to get out your journal and write down what you’re going to do today. or write whatever is in your head This can be as much as you feel like writing. Jotting things down in a notebook can clear your mind and help you start your day with a sense of calm.
Writing down your ‘goals’ and asking yourself daily, ‘How successful is this goal?’ is one of the ways that we can be more ‘tangible in the present’
‘Goals’ are a great way to not only make you more likely to achieve them but also to make you more mindful by practicing visualization of achieving them. It not only improves concentration and mindfulness but also reduces stress. improve performance Add the readiness and motivation you may need to accomplish everything on the list.
4. Take a mindful walk through nature
Taking advantage of the natural beauty around us is another great way to cultivate more mindfulness.
At first it may seem like a waste of time, but the next time you will feel it is necessary. Walking, whether traveling around the building or strolling through a beautiful natural spot (Easily seen is when people get older. We will love nature too.)
All you have to do is use all your senses and be aware of what is going on both around you and within you. Pay attention to your perception. Notice how your feet hit the ground with each step, look at everything around you, open your ears to all the sounds around you, feel each inhale and exhale, and generally just be aware of what is happening in each. period
Not only does this activity help you connect with your true self, it also helps connect you with your surroundings. And increase awareness of the beauty around. Simple activities but many benefits because it will reduce stress. Better heart health, better mood, and it could be considered a comfortable one-time workout!
5. Consciously review your day.
It can be easy to feel tired and exhausted at the end of the day and let things slip.
Take a moment to review your day at the end of the day. By trying to think back from your previous morning to the present.
Think about how it makes you feel. Be sure to write down a particularly memorable event to help preserve your memory and emotions of the moment.
Of course, following these guidelines is easier said than done. But practice makes things easier!
The key is not to allow yourself to dwell on thoughts about the past or the future for too long. When we are aware and present, we don’t need to worry about dwelling on past thoughts or worrying about our future. Without losing ourselves, we can review our past and anticipate what will happen.
Finally, I think that ‘living in the moment’ might not be exactly the same for many people. However, I think finding happiness by not focusing too much on the past or worrying too much about the future. It is an important thing that every human being should cultivate, so I wish you all a very happy learning to live in the present.