Life is in the moment, not in the past, not in the future.
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Simplifying your life is not as easy as it sounds. Living in the moment is the secret of both a healthy mind and body but it is not that easy to achieve.
Cut down the past and the future
Easier said than done. Living in the moment and walls relieving yourself of all the worries about what has happened in the past and what might happen in the future. It means just leaving for today and enjoying the gift that is present.
10 actionable tips to help you achieve just that
If you choose to live in the past, you will face regrets, if you choose to live in the future, you will be worried. Here are 10 tips that will help you live in the now and today and not worry about the future or bother with the past.
Take away the power from your past.
When you have minimal items, you only think about the present. The items from your past cannot haunt you because they have been removed.
Today will be the best
Every day has possibilities. When you wake up, smile at yourself and tell yourself ‘today will be a great day’. Be optimistic but do not set unrealistic goals or for yourself. Be logical and focus on getting the work of the day done.
Soak in your today
We are surrounded by a variety of sounds, smells, size, time, emotions and finally, sorrow. These make up a part of our daily lives but most of all we just let these feelings slide by. Start cherishing each of these feelings.
To forgive is divine
If someone hurt you in the past, it was their fault. But when you allow them to exist in the present, your present is devoid of any happiness. Let go and be in the moment.
Do not just survive it, love it.
If you’re constantly surviving in your job, then it is not a right job for you. Your job should be something that makes you happy and a place where you look forward to going every day.
Don’t worry about it, but work towards it
Always dream big. Set your goals and plans for your future. To achieve those plans and dreams, you will have to work hard today. There is no need to worry for tomorrow. As long as you finish all the designated tasks for today, your tomorrow is secure.
If you keep thinking about the things you did yesterday, you are losing today.
Memories are something which is constantly created. So don’t waste your day reminiscing about your past memories. Instead use today to make new memories.
Worry has never gotten anyone, anywhere.
Tomorrow will come whether you like it or not. Worry will not help you accomplish anything. That is, focus on redirecting your energy elsewhere.
The world is changing and you should change with it
The solutions of yesterday are not right for today. They will certainly not be solutions for tomorrow either. Therefore work on finding your own solutions.
Addictions can hold you hostage.
Addictions do not allow a person to live their lives to full potential. If you are addicted to anything, even if it is coffee, take the steps and remove its influence from your life. Do not allow anything to dictate your life.
And notice the difference in yourself.
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