The importance of the moment we are living now, the control we have on now, the power we have over the present moment is everything we need to focus on. On the page where I explain all about optimal life, I discuss how life is short and we should grab every opportunity; simultaneously do not miss out on having fun, enjoying doing what you like, life is long.
This concept should be practiced each day. Try to bring the balance in each day and every moment. When you think, oh my god, I have been doing so much I haven’t got a chance to sit back that’s when you should immediately rest. When you are feeling empty like you are not doing something purposeful like you have been wasting your time then maybe you should take on the next big thing that comes to your mind to work on.
It is kind of the satisfaction of doing it all, having done enough work for the day and enjoying your time alone or with people, that will provide you with the feeling of fulfillment. A post from not long ago on my Instagram, I discuss how a picture or a spot to be specific, made me think about life.
Here are the picture and the link to my Insta profile, @kanishkassocial do follow! (plug, plug, plug) Anyways, you can see how there’s no turning back, no control over the past. And the path you choose now determines how the future will be. Does worrying about the past or future help? no.
Make a conscious effort to forget the past
It is so difficult to not think about yesterday. It surely affects our today. However, we need to focus on today, intentionally. What we have in our control are decisions and choices to make today.
What do you wish to accomplish from today? How do you wish your day to be? If you think today will be a good day, each moment you remind yourself to make the day a good one. That’s what you intended today to be. What do you look forward to?
Appreciate every moment
Look at all the small things in your life, all your possessions, the people around you at this moment. How does it feel to have this sight, how does it feel to have these people around you?
Focus on the now
If you find yourself drifting to a time in the past or worrying about the future, snap out of it. Focus on what’s in hand, what tasks do you have to get to. How can working hard today help build your future? Sure you can’t do everything today, but how can you make the most of today. Make equal efforts in having fun and working hard.
Forgive yourself and others
It takes time to forgive someone or even yourself. If something happened today, you made a mistake, you failed or someone hurt you make efforts in forgiving there and then. Understand how letting it go today will be better for tomorrow.
Love what you do
Unless you are doing something you absolutely feel passionate about, it can be difficult for you to love the day or even a moment. If you find yourself hating your job, just doing menial tasks to survive the day, then you should reconsider what you are doing.
If you don’t like the path you have chosen for yourself then get a new job or risk things to do what you love. You feel more alive that way. If you are in a career that is best for you, maybe change things up a bit. Ask yourself what more do you need out of it, or appreciate the positives in the job and care less about the negativity surrounding it.
Give up bad habits
Any kind of bad habits you have from least harmful to the deadly habits; if you wish to make the most of the moment it best be not involving such bad habits.
Acts of kindness, help you feel happier. Something in you feels content when you help others without any selfish intentions. Give people something to make their day better, be more considerate towards them, make or do something special for the people close to you.
Being grateful is everything you can do to make your day or moments better. All that you have, the air, the roof, everything to survive another day, the people and more should be the things you are constantly thankful for.
People are happy and make ends meet even without the basics to survive. We should be more than grateful. The more thankful we are to everything and everyone, the more good we deserve in life.
A conscious effort again, a smile sets the mood and attitude that you wish to work with. A positive gesture, a smile can help you take on the day with positivity. Even with problems when you smile, it shows your desire to conquer the shortcomings and determination to succeed.
When you start thinking, ‘oh I don’t know about tomorrow but I am happy today with all that I have made of life’, you are consciously helping your mind and self to be healthy. And a healthy mind and soul will definitely bring a happy tomorrow!
Do you live in the moment? Let’s discuss in the comments section.