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September 5, 2021

Choose The Present Moment

If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. Thich Nhat Hanh.

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In our 24/7 world, the demands upon our lives at work and at home are unending. There never seems to be enough time.

One of the things that the pandemic is doing is to force us to take a look at how we’re living and to reevaluate how we’re spending our time. Conditioned as we are, most of us are always living with one eye on the past, a past that has already gone – and the other on the future, that’s not here yet. Choosing to live in the past or in the future steals your todays and robs you of the joy that can come from living in the now.

All is not lost, though… not if you really want to make a change.

There’s a third way, if you choose. To live in the present moment… taking life one day at a time.

Choosing to shift your view and live in the present moment, what some refer to as mindfulness, is something you can learn to do. It will take time and discipline. It starts with your being willing to shift your perception of how you see things. Want to give it a try? Here are just five of the many practices you can adopt to get you going:

  1. Live more selectively. Simply your life. Cut back on what you don’t want and really don’t need.
  2. Stay in control of your attitude. Attitude is everything. Strive to remain positive in spite of all you observe and hear. It’s easier to give in to cynicism. Don’t.
  3. Stop being a slave to the Internet and social media.
  4. Be compassionate and considerate of others. Practice empathy.
  5. Concentrate more on today and not so much on tomorrow.

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, life is a journey, not a destination. The here and now is all you have but if you are doing the right things today, the future will look after itself.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. .

I look forward to seeing you back here again soon. As always, thank you for reading me.

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HEADS UP: In keeping with the changing times, I have embarked on the next phase of my journey, principally working 1:1 with a select group of entrepreneurs and doers, each of whom are seeking their own path and new ways of understanding these changing times; helping them to dig deeper and take their dreams to greater heights. Learn more about how I conduct my approach to coaching.

Are you thinking about making a fresh start? Want to be a new, bigger version of yourself? Need help getting there? FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION  text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

 

 

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