In the midst of much change in my life, I find myself hopping between the past and future a lot. I’ll think about something in the past and then my mind will fast forward into the future.
I remember meeting up with some friends last week and talking to my colleague at work. At all these occasions, I found myself not paying attention to what they were saying.
Stay In the Present
Become aware of your thoughts. When you become self-aware, you will realize when you start diving into the past or future tripping.
You can stop yourself from doing this and instead learn to stay in the present.
Give Your Full Attention to People
Staying in the present during conversations means giving your full focus and energy to the person in front of you. How many times were you with a friend when your mind floated elsewhere? Or maybe someone did that to you?
It definitely is not fair to you or the person in front of you when you’re not fully present. By giving your full attention, you are showing your love and respect towards that person by listening.
Find Appreciation and Beauty in the NOW
When you are fully in the moment, you can laugh, cry, and feel deeply. You can enjoy the beautiful conversation and notice things you wouldn’t have noticed before. You can appreciate these things and find beauty in them.
Related: Let’s Be Real and Embrace All the Dark and Messy Parts of Yourself
What is your biggest takeaway from this post? Please share with me in the comments.
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