29 Nov Staying In The Moment
I must admit, I’ve had a hard time with this one over the years. But I’ve improved greatly! I struggled so much being in the moment because I was in a constant state of hypervigilance and anxiety. Especially in my role as a mother. I was so worried about “screwing my son up” that those moments that were happy, I remember as stressful. I can’t get those moments back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I didn’t realize it at the time, but I can see the difference now that it has changed. It is something I still have to be mindful of, but I make a conscious effort to be present. I also make self-care and self-development a priority as it helps with anxiety symptoms.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Being mindful and living in the present allows us to redirect our focus. Negativity and past experiences weigh us down. Nothing can be gained from reliving a moment over and over again in our minds. Set your mind free from pain by living in the present moment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Start by bringing awareness to routine activities, such as washing dishes, eating lunch, or walking the dog. Paying attention to the physical sensations, sounds, smells, or tastes of these experiences helps you focus. Practice frequently and eventually living in the present will come easier.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How do you stay focused on the moment?