Good morning friends. Yesterday I talked about aligning your actions with your priorities and making changes when they’re not aligned. Clearly it’s still a work in progress. I’ll make it work AND stay true to what is important to me.
This morning, I’ve simply run out of time so I’m leaving you with the best of what I originally planned to write.
How I’m Learning to Live In the Present
Focus on your breath Notice the physical sensations when you inhale and exhale.
Don’t try to clear your mind A yoga instructor once told me instead of trying to clear your mind, acknowledge your thoughts and then allow them to float by like a leaf on a river.
Focus on your body Notice how your body feels at this very moment. Think about how strong your body is and acknowledge all that it can do.
Count your blessings Think about everything in your life for which you’re grateful and allow that feeling to take over your body and ground you in the here and now.
Why I’m Learning to Live In the Present
Increased enjoyment. I enjoy life more if I’m present rather than having my mind elsewhere and on things other than that moment.
Reduced stress. In being present there are no worries. There is just experiencing.
Better relationships. When you really commit yourself to being with someone, to listening to them, you are being a better father, husband, friend, daughter, girlfriend. You have better conversations. You connect more deeply.
Much love xoxo
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