Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Living in the Moment
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. The idea of being mindful may seem easy but living in the moment takes practice. Although, when you learn to live this way, you will lead a fuller life and appreciate the beauty in every activity every second of the day.
Learn how to live in the moment with these 6 ideas!
- Focus on the now
In order to live in the moment, you need to focus on the present moment at hand. Focus all of your attention on what you’re doing. Shut off the TV, power down the computer, slow down and savor the present.
- Pay attention to the small things
Notice the world around you, especially the small things. Be thankful for them. Living in the moment and taking notice of the small things will help you cultivate more positive experiences.
If you want to know how to live in the moment, you just have to take a look in the mirror and smile. Smile – it can influence how you feel.
- Perform random acts of kindness
Random acts of kindness, those selfless acts that help others, help you live for the moment of making others smile, and making you smile as well. Random acts of kindness are just that – random. They are spontaneous, the moment and a great addition to your daily life. The next time you see that person walking in the rain, offer them your umbrella. The elderly lady struggling with her groceries? Carry them for her. One of the easiest lessons for how to live in the moment is to do something for someone else without expecting anything in return. It not only helps you live in the moment, but improves that moment for you and someone else.
- Give thanks
Be thankful. It sounds easy but it actually isn’t. It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving for you to feel grateful and express that gratitude. Every now and then, remember to stop and take stock of just how good you have it. When your friend makes you smile, thank her for being in your life. When your boss gives you a new task, say thanks, remembering that you still have a job and can out food on the table. When you think it or feel it, say it right then. Live in the moment by expressing your gratitude when you feel it.
- Don’t worry
It’s much harder than it sounds, but try to remember that worrying today won’t change what happens tomorrow. Every second you spend worrying about the future is a second of the present wasted. Instead, if circumstances are troubling, focus on ways you can solve an existing problem now or otherwise improve the current moment. Spending time focused on what may happen down the line robs you of fully experiencing what is happening now.
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