Live in the Moment

There is no better time than the present.
We cannot do anything about yesterday.

When tomorrow gets here we will call it “today”.

There is no need to worry about tomorrow, because we have enough to keep us busy today.

To be honest, this moment right here, right now is all we have.

Many people get “stressed out” or overwhelmed when they step out of the present moment and try to deal with the past or start trying to live in the future.

Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for processing the past and for planning for the future, but when we slip into anxiety and worry regarding the past or future we have slipped out of balance.

It is virtually impossible to be upset, anxious, angry, or worried if we focus on living in the moment. I’m not even talking about living in “today”. I’m talking about living in the very moment that you are in which happens to be encapsulated in a package called “today”.

When you catch yourself getting upset when you are speaking with a co-worker, vendor, associate, or family member, there is no need to escalate the situation. There is no need to “beat up” on yourself for realizing that you slipped into “upset” mode. Just simply take a deep breath, relax, close your eyes, and live in the moment.

Be right here, right now in every sense of the word. It is possible to control your thoughts and emotions. I find the most effective way to control my emotions is to say something positive out loud. When I am tempted to think a negative or fearful thought when faced with a sizeable task, or if someone says, “Wow, that’s a big challenge, I don’t know if you can make it.” I simply respond out loud, “We can do this!” or “We’ll figure it out!” I get excited about getting into the moment.

Change happens inside of the moment.

Answers arise inside of the moment.

Peace and calm come inside of the moment.

Your uncommon future unfolds inside of the moment.

I challenge you right now to live in the moment.

Comeback Question:

What is the most effective way that you have found to reduce your stress level on a daily basis?

Craig L. Sanders

The Comeback Specialist


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