In your daily life, do you find your mind wandering?
Are you often so caught up in checking your phone that you’re not engaging with your loved ones?
It can be difficult to be in the moment when you have a full schedule or other things on your mind.
But isn’t it so… all we have right now is the present moment. The past is gone and the future is unwritten. So instead of holding onto gone times or looking forward to the future, how about being thankful for the beauty of ‘right now’? If you are truly experiencing each moment of your day, doesn’t that seem to be the best way to spend your time wisely?
A wise man once said, “If you’re in your head, you’re dead.” That sounds probably a little bit dramatic… but I’m sure you can see the point of truth in there. If you’re not enjoying what’s happening around you, and are instead wrapped up in your to-do lists and worries, then you’re not really living at all.
However, there are many benefits to being present.
Practicing mindfulness can boost your memory, increase your focus, reduce stress, improve your emotional fitness, help you to make the best decisions at any given time and more!
So let’s start practicing how to be more present – right away.
Today I am here to share my personal
“3 BEST PRACTICE TIPS TO TAP INTO THE PRESENT MOMENT EASILY“!
Focus on your breath
When you are present there is a certain stillness and centeredness inside. You calm down.
By focusing just on the in and out-breaths you connect to the present moment instead of the past or future scenarios that are stressing you.
Take some “belly breaths and just focus on them for a minute or two!
Focus on what’s right in front of you… Or on you.
Use your senses. Just look at what’s right in front of you right now. Listen to the sounds around you. Feel the fabric of your clothes and focus on how they feel. You can for instance use the summer sun or rain and how it feels on your skin to connect with the present.
Pick up the vibe from present people.
If you know someone that is more present than most people then you can pick his/her vibe of presence (just like you can pick up positivity or enthusiasm from people)… It works!
If you don’t know someone like that, I recommend “Stillness Speaks” or “The Flowering of Consciousness” (both by Eckhardt Tolle). Listening to/watching cds/dvds work better for me when I wanna pick up someone’s vibe since the biggest part of communication is voice tonality and body language… but in general books works of course too!!
Being present in your life takes practice, and it can be difficult.
Especially at the beginning, it’s not realistic to be present every minute of the day! Don’t stress you about this! Let’s start with 15 minutes today.
You can start “being present” whilst washing the dishes, meditating, journaling or doing enjoyable activities which do not require tech devices!
I have a practice of walking in nature to help me be present in the moment. I also like activities such as cooking and baking to help me stay present. Reading hard copy books or even relaxing with a cup of coffee can ground me perfectly into the present moment, too!
So, what will you be doing to stay present today?
with all my love, Birgit
If you’re still struggling to stay on task at work, or can’t give your family your undivided attention, perhaps it’s time you and I should have a conversation…
Did I missed out your best-practice to tap into the present moment? For sure, there are a few more ways to return to the present moment.
I would love to hear about your favorite way to tap into the present moment! Put it in the comments below… or click here to send me a message.