I strongly believe it's important to enjoy the present moment because it's our most powerful one. Why is it important to strive to live in the present moment? It allows us to appreciate what we have in our lives. Also, to live in a state of appreciation means to be here fully now, or in a state of depreciation, which is to wish to be anywhere but here. Remember, now is all there is, and all there ever has been.
I live in the present moment by doing the following:
- I notice when I am wishing I was somewhere else, and I'm not fully immersed in the present, it means that I am nothing more than a habit. I need to remember the option of breaking it right now, in this moment!
- I discard thoughts of deprecation. When I'm having deprecating thoughts of anyone or anything, I try to replace it with thoughts of appreciation. It's important because it changes your outlook and the chemical balance of your body. Also, removing judgement from your mind allows you to go back to being fully present in the moment.
- I mediate on a daily basis. Mediation allows one to become aware of their own thoughts, which many people need to do in order to live in the present moment.
- I enjoy each phase of my meal on a daily basis. It's important because you have to live in the moment to be here and now!
Stay strong and persevere. Remember to "Always smile and cherish yourself." -Aimee Ackell-