In our fast-paced, constantly-connected world, it’s easy to get caught up in the past or the future and lose track of the present moment. This can lead to feelings of anxiety and stress, as well as a general sense of dissatisfaction with life.
But it doesn’t have to be this way! There are many things you can do to bring your attention back to the present moment and find peace, joy, and gratitude in your life.
One of the best things you can do is to practice mindfulness meditation. This simple but powerful practice can help you to still your mind, focus on your breathing, and be fully present in the moment.
Read on to learn more about the present moment and why you should start living in the now!
Why You Should Start Living In The Now
Living in the present moment is the key to a more fulfilling life. When you’re living in the now, you’re able to appreciate the beauty of the world around you and be grateful for the good things in your life. You’re also able to be mindful of your thoughts and feelings, accepting them and allowing them to move through you without judgement and without clinging to them. Living in the now can also help you to become aware of your unconscious beliefs and assumptions, and explore them with a more open and curious mind. This allows us to let go of negative beliefs and can even allow us to develop our own wisdom and spiritual growth. When you start living in the present moment, you’ll be able to observe the flow of life more objectively and make more conscious decisions about how to handle change and embrace the unknown. This can help you to break free from feelings of fear, anger, and resentment, and shift your focus to a more positive and peaceful mindset.
The Benefits Of Living In The Moment
Living in the moment has many benefits. When you’re living in the now, you’re able to notice the relationships and connections around you, rather than getting caught up in your own thoughts and worries. This can help you to create deeper connections with people and form more meaningful and caring relationships. Living in the moment also helps you to appreciate the beauty of the natural world and be in tune with the rhythm and flow of life. You’ll be more aware of the fleeting moments of joy and happiness, and be better equipped to cope with challenges and difficult emotions. Living in the now can also help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Since most of our worries and anxieties stem from our thoughts about the future or our recollections of the past, living in the present moment can help us to let go of these anxieties and enjoy the peace of the now.
How To Start Living In The Moment
Starting to live in the moment can take some practice, but this is an important step in transforming your life. One of the best things you can do is to practice mindfulness meditation. This is a simple practice that helps you to focus on your breathing and observe your thoughts and feelings without judgement or attachment. Another great way to start living in the moment is to cultivate gratitude. You can do this by noticing the small things in life that make you feel grateful, or simply by taking a few moments to appreciate the beauty of the world. You can also learn to savour the present moment by focusing your attention on what’s happening right now. Take a few moments to notice the sights and sounds around you, or just take a few deep breaths and appreciate the present moment.
Living In The Moment: An Ongoing Practice
Living in the moment is not a one-time thing, but rather an ongoing practice. You can keep up with this practice by using reminders throughout the day, such as setting a timer on your phone for a few minutes each day to check in with yourself and be mindful. You can also use activities like yoga, tai-chi, or walking to provide a structure for your mindfulness practice. This can help you to stay present in the moment and be fully aware of your thoughts and feelings. Finally, regular meditation can be a great way to stay in the moment and help you to be mindful of your thoughts and feelings. Even just a few minutes of meditation per day can help to bring a greater sense of peace and present-moment awareness.
Living in the present moment is key to having a more mindful and peaceful life. When you start living in the now, you can experience a greater sense of joy and gratitude, reduce stress and anxiety, and be aware of the flow of life.
Eckhart Tolle has been a long time advocate of the 'Now'. There are many techniques you can use to practice living in the moment, such as mindfulness meditation, cultivating gratitude, and savouring the present moment.
And of course aromatherapy! Incorporating aromatherapy into your day to day is as easy as taking a long, mindful ‘sniff’ – straight from the bottle of your most favourite blend or aroma.
With a little practice and dedication, you can learn to stay present and enjoy life in the now!
Lisa, owner of LJ Turtle Aromatherapy, is a Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional (CAHP), practicing in Guelph, Ontario. She carries over fifty, 100% pure, natural and undiluted essential oils. Her speciality line of Lifestyle blends help you manage stress, anxiety, sleep problems, low mood and much more. As a fortunate outcome of her aromatherapy practice, Lisa is a self-taught felter and jewelry maker - both of which can be used as essential oil accessories (diffusers).