We all spend so much time thinking about the past or what we should do in the future. All the unfulfilled goals or mistakes we have made burden us every day.
We are here to show you the best ways of connecting with the present moment and how that can reshape your life.
If you want to change your world outlook, face everyday challenges differently, and make the best of them, this article will help you.
Let’s get started!
Why Do We Lose the Connection With the Present Moment?
It’s in our brain’s nature to process information constantly.
We react to much different stimulation coming from the outside world, and all of them impact us, of course, if we allow them.
This opens up space for thinking about everything related to the stimuli, and we quickly get lost in the world of “what if”, “what could”, “where I want”, “what I need” – simply, we leave the present moment.
The key is to make an active decision to keep being focused on what you are doing at the present moment, be aware of what is happening “here and now,” and not letting anything disturb you.
Here are a few tips on how you can maintain a connection with the present moment and what its benefits are.
How to Reconnect to The Present Moment and Beautifully Reshape Your Life
1. Let Go Of the Past
We can’t erase our past or escape from it. It won’t be good to do it because the past is here to teach us and remind us of all the good things we have done or mistakes we shouldn’t repeat.
So, the past helps us to connect with the present moment. But that doesn’t mean we have to contemplate and analyze every detail and harm our mental health.
If you keep being stuck in the past, you don’t take the benefits from it. You are just making excuses why you are not committed to the present moment. It’s a way of escaping.
We must obtain the best of the past and let it go. The only things you can change are the ones in front of you right now. It would be good to learn to let go and make the courage to give all your strength to the present moment and shape your life as you want to.
2. Feel Free to Spend Some Time With You
We often think that we always need someone to talk with us, drink coffee, go to the movies, exercise, but the truth is if we want to connect with ourselves, this is the first thing to avoid.
When you get lost in routines or workdays, life may seem more complicated than it really is.
We quickly forget that we have the power to change everything that doesn’t fit in our lives and change its direction. By separating some part of the day to enjoy the things you love or simply breathe and do nothing can help you connect with the moment. Make sure to learn how to treat yourself when you are feeling down.
This will help you increase motivation, productivity, peaceful mindset and show that you have it all under your control.
By cleaning your mind from constant thinking, making plans and solutions, you will reduce the level of stress, boost your immunity, focus and do things that are actually important for you with full capacity.
3. Be Curious
When you are present in the moment, you can ask questions and actively respond to stimulation.Don’t be afraid. Your question doesn’t have to be perfect according to the topic, it can be something absolutely simple and maybe strange.
Ask about all the things you never thought about because they always happen spontaneously, and you accept them just the way they are.
Maybe you can ask, “What is the sound of a drop that falls into the water?” or “What does happiness feel like?”.
You can’t answer right or wrong. Questions like these are designed to get you into a pleasant state and connect you more with the present moment.
4. Be Patient
Humans often find it really hard to wait. We would love to get things done quickly, to make that goal come true as soon as possible, but the real beauty is in the process.
By giving yourself more time to work on your ideas, you are making space for changes. As time passes, you may notice what you could do the other way or maybe realize that you don’t want to continue working on that project.
If you are becoming angry and not making progress as you planned, don’t forget that you can only get stuck by doing nothing. Finding out when to stop is an art.
Focusing on the present moment, you can completely change the outcome. Sometimes things end up much better than you planned initially.
You have to be patient.
Everything comes at the right time for you.
5. Learn Acceptance
Think about all the things you have. Now think about everything you ever wanted to have. That is a neverending wishlist. Learn to appreciate what you have today because that was also a dream at one point. Chasing something all the time will make you frustrated at the end of the day.
Of course, it is important to have plans and work on them, but it is important to do it without pressure. When you work on something, it will surely come.
Don’t worry too much about tomorrow, because you won’t be able to appreciate this moment fully.
Work hard today, but with a big smile and ready to receive all the yield of your work tomorrow.
Living in the present moment means you don’t worry about yesterday and not fearing what will happen tomorrow. It means you are thinking positively and enjoying what is happening now.
“Remember then: there is only one time that is important—now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power”
Are you connected to the present moment and if so, how do you exactly do it? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.