Do you often find yourself lost in thought, worrying about the future, or ruminating on the past? As humans, it's natural for our brains to analyze, plan, and evaluate. However, when we spend too much time in our heads, we can miss out on the beauty and joy of the present moment.
Being present means actively engaging with the current moment, without judgment or distraction. Mindful awareness allows us to fully appreciate life, our surroundings, connect with others, and reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Unfortunately, being present can be difficult. We often feel pressure to multitask and prioritize productivity over self-care, but it doesn't have to be this way. In fact, if we take care of ourselves, and focus on one thing at a time we will be more productive. Our thoughts can also be overwhelming, leading to anxiety and rumination.
But don't worry! Here are some tips to help you be more present:
- Meditate: Meditation is a powerful tool for developing mindful awareness. Start with just a few minutes a day and gradually increase the time. Focus on your breath or use a guided meditation to help you stay present. And it truly works! You just need consistency. Extra tip, the Angel Aura crystal is said to open higher awareness and psychic abilities and is great for meditation.
- Use your senses: Pay attention to the world around you using your senses. Notice the colors, smells, sounds, and textures of your environment and food. This helps you stay grounded in the present moment.
- Do one thing at a time: Instead of multitasking, focus on completing one task at a time. This, not only reduces stress it helps you be more present, and to get more things done, properly.
- Actively listen: When you're in a conversation, give the other person your full attention. Make eye contact, put away distractions and truly listen to what they're saying.
- Do hobbies: Immerse yourself in activities that bring you joy and require your full attention, such as gardening, painting, learning a language or musical instrument, or cooking. This helps you stay present and reduce stress.
Remember, your brain is a thinking machine - it's up to you to choose which thoughts to entertain!