Be Present, Just for Now

One way to practice living in the present moment is to become more mindful – putting attention on something that is happening right now, rather than thinking about what you just did or on your next move. This doesn’t take as long as you might think. A minute or two of presence several times a day rewires your brain to remain calmer during times of stress.

Use post-it notes to help you remember. Place several of them in areas where you spend your time – you may try your car dashboard, your computer screen, the refrigerator or the bathroom mirror. Jot a quick reminder “Come back!” or “Stay here!” Every time you see one, remember to pay attention to what you are doing, rather than letting your mind wander. Don’t underestimate the power of this practice! It will train your mind to relax, making it easier for you to think clearly and respond to situations with confidence and ease. Try it today!

 

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