What does it take to be in the present moment, and how do you achieve it?
In addition, how do you know when you aren’t in the present moment?
This is something that we all desire to do: be in the present moment and take pleasure in every aspect of the situation we find ourselves in. However, we become preoccupied with anticipating something that hasn’t even happened yet; we begin to think about the future and all of the things that can go wrong as well as all of the things that can go right.
Or we are stuck in the past experiences.
The ability to observe, focus and to really hone in on exactly what is happening when we are present can provide us with greater clarity, which can help us figure out those things about which we are only speculating at this time.
Three Ways to Start Living in the Present Moment
Tune into our bodies.
Most of the time, when we are in our minds or deep in our thoughts, we are diverting our attention away from the present moment. We mostly experience a sense of disconnection with our bodies.
Allow yourself to take a moment to really tune into your body and notice what you are feeling. What is going on in your body is important to notice. Make connections in your body and pay attention to what is going on there.
When we do this, we are actually bringing ourselves into the present moment of our lives. And we are pulling ourselves away from the thought process and the chatter that our minds are so used to producing in order to distract us from the magnificence of this present moment.
When you have to concentrate in order to breathe in a specific manner, and you are more mindful about it, you are unable to get into your mind and get into your thoughts, causing your mind to race.
Practicing mindful breathing will significantly help you in bringing yourself into the present moment.
Not only should you take a walk outside, but you should also feel the ground beneath your feet.
This is about making a true tactile connection with something, about being able to touch something and make physical contact with your physical body through the use of a surface. This actually has the effect of making us feel more grounded. In addition, it brings us back into the present.
The key is to pay attention to the present moment and to what is really going on inside of you on the outside of you, and to put yourself in the position of being an observer.
When we are in observer mode, we can see everything through a new lens. We have the ability to bring ourselves back into the present moment and to learn how to appreciate each and every moment that we are given.
Every single one of the moments that we have is extremely valuable.
Being able to be present will not only benefit you, but it will also help you connect with others.
Being present will make you feel more calm, more focused, and more clear. It will also help you connect with others.
In the present moment, when you have a presence of mind and are in the present moment. People who receive this impression from you will respond to you in a very different manner, allowing you to communicate more clearly and establish a genuine connection with one another.