Think About It Thursday: How Present Are You? (3 Ways to Stay Present)

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Do you know where you are right now?  Mentally?  How often are you fully grounded?  How often are you in your head?  You may want to check in with yourself every so often.

I’ve discovered that unless I’m in a direct conversation with someone or working intensely on a project — I may not really be there. I may be thinking of what just happened, or what I need to do, or mulling over an idea.   I think that’s the reason I sometimes have trouble remembering things, like what I’ve done, memories from the past, etc.  I just wasn’t present.  I wasn’t really there.

The present is a present.  So, if you are like me, and you’d like to take more advantage of this gift, check in with yourself every so often.  Where am I right now?  Am I here?  Or am I in my head?

The next step is to put your attention on something that will keep you in the moment.

  1. Sometimes I take a look at one of my hands.  (This is also a great practice for increasing lucid dreaming if you then ask yourself: Am I dreaming?)
  2. I may also put my attention on one of my senses by touching something in my environment or feeling my feet in my shoes or looking at items in the room.
  3. Perhaps the easiest thing to hold your attention on is your breath.  Don’t try to change it, but notice the inflow and outflow and gently follow it.

Opportunity comes in the present moment!  Are you taking advantage?  What will you try today?

Much love and many blessings! ❤

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