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Build a Happier Life By Living in the Present Moment

Far too often, people spend their energy worrying about the past or future rather than living in the present moment. While most people know that focusing on the present is the best way to live their life, it’s easier said than done. 

As humans, we have become habitually used to dwelling on the past and anticipating the future, so this way of thinking comes naturally. The problem with this thinking is that you spend a great deal of time and energy focused on things you can’t control. Eventually, this leads to stress, agitation and worry. 

The good news is that you can retrain yourself to start living in the here and now. Before you start this process, it’s helpful to work with a psychic who can help you sort through your feelings and why your attention goes towards the past or future. Once you have a clear mind and conscious, it’s easier to shift your energies towards the present. 

Why is Living in the Present So Important? 

When you aren’t being present, you are a victim of time. Your mind is pulled into the past, future or both, taking you away from what you have in front of you. Instead, your head is off somewhere else, worrying about what could have been or what’s to come. 

It’s important to remember that time is a human construct. We use it as a reference point to organize our lives and document history. But, it doesn’t really exist. All that exists right now is the present moment. This is why it’s so important to release the past and future and focus on what you have at the given moment. 

What are Some of the Ways I Can Stay in the Present? 

So how exactly can you help yourself stay in the present moment and not let your mind wander? It takes some practice, but here are some things to try. 

  • Make a commitment. Because it requires your full attention, it’s helpful to make a commitment to stay present. Each morning, remind yourself of this commitment and the benefits you will come to enjoy. 
  • Develop a strategy. When your mind starts to wander, you’ll need to have a strategy for bringing your mind back to the present. For example, you may focus on a specific object or do a mindful activity. 
  • Grow more aware of your body. To live in the moment, it helps to become aware of your body. Listen to what it’s telling you, as well as the physical needs you must address. 
  • Keep your thoughts positive. When your mind starts to wander, bring it back to the present. Shift your focus to positive thoughts – the scent of the soap, the leaves on the tree, the sound of a child’s laughter, etc. 

If you allow yourself to be a victim of time, you’ll never fully appreciate the present. Life is short – don’t get caught up in what you can’t control. Contact Jack Rourke to schedule a psychic reading and start the first steps to living life to the fullest.