How to Make a Better You – Living in the Now
Healthy Tip - by Nina Sabin
The biggest question I want to know is do you live in the past, the present or the future? I know that is a strange question because physically your body is in the present but where is your mind?
You hear people say enjoy the moment, stay in the present, you only have one life so make sure you make every moment count.
All these words sound great in theory but why can’t many of us remain in the present?
According to Nature Communications 2020 study people typically have more than 6,000 thoughts per day.
From your first moment of waking up till you close your eyes at night (long after that), your mind is thinking about something.
What we think about is what counts to keep a healthy life and a better you?
Is your mind stuck in the past; constantly rehashing old problems, relationships, situations? Or is your mind focusing on the future with what’s next or what ifs?
If the two above thought patterns sound like you, then you came to the right blog.
You can make a conscious choice to change how you think. It won’t be easy at first but the more you practice having awareness of your thoughts, the more you can stay in the present, which is the healthier and best way to think.
Here are five tools to adapt your thoughts to remain in the present and enjoy the moment.
As your mind get fixated on the past or future:
1. Write that thought down. Take it out of your mind.
Let it go journal teaches you to let go of that thought, take it out of your mind and one
step further is to give it to God. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because
He cares for you.
2. Visualize putting those thoughts on imaginary cloud, balloon, or bubble and watch it
3. Have an anchor - something you can activate your senses to remind you that the
thought you are having is not in the present and not good for your mental health. This
could be a sentimental piece of jewelry, a sticky note reminder, a candle, or anything
that will help your thoughts come back to the present.
4. Replace those thoughts through self-talk.
If you struggle with thoughts of the past; say to yourself:
* That happened in the past.
* There is nothing I can do to change the past.
* I must let go and move forward.
* Why would I want to relive those uncomfortable past moments?
* I can enjoy this moment.
* What I am thinking about; is it adding value to my life?
* Will this thought build me up not tear me down?
If your thoughts are the ‘what’s next or what if’s’ then consider these self-talk options:
* There is nothing I can do to control the future.
* God already knows my future, so I just need to rest in Him. Matthew 6:33 - 34 But
seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to
you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about
itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
* Worrying about the future doesn’t add any value to my life.
5. Distract your mind with other things. Keep your mind from focusing on the unhealthy
or helpful thoughts. This could be playing a game, counting, listening to music, talking
to a friend, exercising, reading a book, watching tv, meditating on God’s Word, or
whatever diverts your thoughts to other things.
So how to live in the present? Keep conscious awareness of your thoughts and stay on top of them by not allowing them to wander to the past unhealthy thoughts or to the worry thoughts of the future. Remain in the present and be intentional to enjoy the moment you are in because once that moment is gone you can’t get it back.
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