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How to Live in the Present

Updated: Jun 13, 2021

Living in the Present | Wellbeing Physiotherapy Leederville

As humans, we tend to worry about many things. We worry about things that have already happened, how they might influence us in the future. We regret things that we have done, we dwell on mistakes and bad memories of the past.

Or, we spend our time worrying about the future; what might happen, what will happen, the possible and the inevitable. Worrying about the future can cause a lot of stress because of how much there is in store for us and often, it feels as if we aren’t ready to handle it or we won’t ever be able to.

Focus on the present

When we spend all this time worrying about the past and the future, it means we are unable to focus on the present and this means we might miss out on the moments that are happening right now. It’s actually very important to live in the present and to be focused on the now. It allows you to enjoy life, it allows you to truly live life and each moment meaningfully.

Appreciate every moment

Start living life to the fullest by appreciating each and every moment that happens today. Try and be aware of all the things that happens in your day, all your feelings and your actions. Appreciate all that you have, all the good moments and even the bad moments. Live in the present by being in the present, not just physically but also mentally.

Move on from the past

If past resentment or regrets are still impacting your mood and causing you to dwell on the past, move on. Acceptance is important in order to move on from something. Accept that it has happened, it can’t be changed no matter how much Forgive yourself, forgive others, accept that it has happened and move on from it. Don’t let something from the past ruin your day today.

It’s not a bad thing to think about the future

We need to plan and work now for the future. Having dreams or things to look forward to in the future can motivate us to work hard today so that we can achieve our goals. But don’t let your thoughts about the future hinder you from living in the present, especially if you are worrying about it. If you think too much about what may happen in the future, you may miss out on what is happening right now.

The present you are living in right now is the future you once thought about and it will become the past one day. That’s why it’s important that you make the most of each day, so that you can look back and be proud of what you have done. Make every moment count!

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