Posted in Health, mental-health, Personal

Staying in the Present Moment

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a busy week of writing and working. I’m so excited because spring is finally here. I’ve been able to run outside a couple of times this week and it was wonderful. My tulips are starting to come up and I am so ready for summer it isn’t funny.

But enough about that. Today I’d like to talk about staying in the present moment and appreciating it. We’re so busy trying to achieve our goals that we keep our eyes on the prize and don’t always appreciate the moment we’re in.

I find that when I focus on the outcome I’m trying to achieve; I get frustrated when things don’t go quite as planned or I run into obstacles. I have to remind myself that I need to focus on my goals for the day only. I know what the big goal is, but I have to focus on the steps I need to take to get there. That way I won’t get frustrated because I haven’t gotten to the big goal yet.

By doing this, I’m going to be happier with my present moment and I’ll appreciate it more. That way I won’t be missing any moments with my family and friends.

It’s hard to change the habit of always striving and focusing on the outcome of my actions. So, when I catch myself growing frustrated because I haven’t reached my goal yet, I take a moment and slow myself down. It’s going to happen just not yet. Then if I can, I practice some self-care. I drink some water or take a few minutes and just breathe. This is the way I reset my thinking and change my emotions from being frustrated to peaceful.

How about you? What do you do to change your mindset? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you.

Author:

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

16 thoughts on “Staying in the Present Moment

  1. Yo, Guru! I do deep breathing practice, meditation, and tapping (EFT) to calm down, and be present. I’ve also been practicing ‘awareness’ by catching myself when my thoughts take me down another road so I can get back on coarse. Wink. One step at a time! Be well, Lisa!

  2. Really tough to stay in the moment! My word of the year is “still” so when I feel like I’m racing and not really enjoying anything, I tell myself to be still and in the now–even if it’s just for a minute!

      1. Oh, Lisa, btw–the novel I reviewed at Rust Belt Girl today reminded me SO MUCH of the gorgeous pics you post sometimes of MI. Felt like I was there (and, of course, in summer anyway there’s no better place to be than the Great Lakes!).

  3. Yes I too have been trying to stay present in the moment rather than being annoyed at my goals not being met, everything takes time so I’m focusing on the littles goals i achieve every day instead 🌸

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