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When we’re busy going from one thing to another it’s easy for the little moments of each day to pass by us, which leads to days, then weeks and eventually a whole month has gone by that you can barely remember.
So how do we NOT allow the business of life take away the quality of the days that we’re living? It’s this idea of remaining in the present moment that seems almost too good to be true.
But what if I told you it wasn’t.
Today i’m going to share with you 5 simple habits that you can use daily to stay in the present moment and feel more connected to everything that you’re doing.
Before we start, below are a few relatable blog posts that could also help with your daily habits!
When we’re running from A to Z, we’re moving too fast to even pay attention to the other letters. We pack our days with to do lists that we check off without giving an intention to each tasks, which creates chaos in our minds.
Instead of going from one task to another, slow down. Whether your day is packed with getting your oil changed, grocery shopping and working, do one thing at a time and don’t worry about everything done.
Pick something that you must do everyday that you love. It doesn’t have to be much, maybe just a walk around the block, but it has to be something you must do everyday no matter what.
By doing something once a day that fills up your cup, instead of giving it to everyone else, you are able to give yourself what you need and be in the moment while you’re doing it. Don’t bring your phone, simply disconnect from anyone but yourself.
This one is huge! Everyday either make a mental or physical list of 3-5 things you’re grateful for. Expressing gratitude allows you to realize what you already have, instead of seeking outward and gives you just a few moments to reflect on your day.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in your car, shower or laying down in bed, just make a little mental list for yourself.
When you find yourself being frazzled or moving from one thing to another too fast, come back to the breath. Stop what you’re doing, close your eyes and take three really big deep inhales and exhales for just a few minutes. By just focusing on breathing you rest your mind and allow yourself to think clearly.
A lot of people think i’m crazy for waking up at the crack of dawn everyday, but in order to be my most productive self, it’s an absolute must. For my sanity, I wake up, meditate, listen to some music and read for a little before I even get to my inbox. Setting the tone for your day, is SO important to remaining in the present moment for the duration of your day.
It’s important to not check your email or social media as the very first thing in the morning because it puts our brains in a more reactive state to all of the external demands we might be getting.
In order to do this, I would wake up, get a cup of coffee and take a shower first. Whatever it is that you usually do after you’re done scrolling through your phone for 20 minutes, do it before. You will see a huge difference in the rest of your day, and I promise that you won’t look at your phone as much.
All of these small simple habits that you can do to live in the present moment, will amount to huge impacts in our daily lives. When we connect to our surroundings and each moment, we’re living a more purposeful life.
I hope you practice these habits daily & let me know if they helped you!
May 28, 2018