Life is full of ups and downs twists and turns and whatnots. Sometimes it seems easy while other times hard. At times you can look through it see the murky water and prepare yourself for the upcoming troubles. While on the other hand, a simple-looking matter turns out to be more complicated than finding X in a mathematic equation. Life is indeed like that. So what should we do? How should we row our life-boat, when the flow of the river of life, never stays the same, for even a second of time? How do we adjust our tune so that we could dance along with the rhythm that flows around us that breathe life in us? To such an intricate situation, the answer is quite simple, live in the moment.
Now that the answer is here, another question pops his head, How to live in the moment? Well, the question may seem hard-pressed but the answer is very stress-free. There are many ways, let’s have a look at them.
Appreciate little things
When you come back from work or college or just return from a journey; someone hands you a cup of coffee or tea or whatever you like and you savour it till the last drop. You feel energized as if someone has breathed new life in you. But why do we only feel pleased about it when we are at our last strand. It is a thing that we like so why not enjoy it every time when we drink it. Is it necessary to cherish it only when the need arrives? No. So start appreciating these little things.
When you take a walk in the park, stop to look at the world around you. Take a look at the greenery and flowers, enjoy it. Smile when you get the last piece of chocolate or let your annoying sibling take it (whom you love dearly and seldom shows) and cherish the moment with loved ones.
Look at things with a fresh perspective
Let’s take an example to understand this. You are making dinner for your family, it is an everyday task. Sometimes it gets to feel like a burden so why not try it this way? You are preparing food for your family, your people your loved ones. What’s so dreadful about that? If it is something for your loved one, relish the whole process because you know in the end when you see their smiling faces or satisfied tummies you will know that it is worth it.
Change the way you look at things. It will give you a new lease in life.
Stop being a worrywart
This is a very important point. So please note it down or save it in your phone or add it as a daily reminder. Why do you always keep thinking about impossible possibilities or what if’s? Oh my god! What if I did not finish this presentation on time? My goodness! What if I missed the bus? Ahh! A pimple on my face? Well, the last one is a bit troublesome but that does not mean it is the end of the world! So take a deep breath and relax.
All of this worrying about every little thing will get you nowhere. It will give you a headache though and we do not want that. As mentioned above, take a deep relaxing breath, or count to ten, you can go backward too.
Think in the present tense
This is another favourite hobby of people. Either we live in the past or in the future and seldom in present. What has happened, happened and what will be, will be. So what good it will do to think about either of those, nothing, nada, zilch, zero, Shunya.
When there is no outcome at all what so ever, why bother with it? So instead of thinking along the lines, those were the days or what will happen next. Think about now. What are you doing? I am reading this article, so I will only think about it. I am having dinner so I will think nothing but eat it. Why the fuss of this never-ending what’s and how’s?
Live in now. Live in the moment.
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