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Being Present

Do you often feel stressed out thinking about your daily to-do list? Do you get distracted by your thoughts? It’s so easy for us to get caught up in our own heads, and often we don’t even realize we are doing it.

 

Research studies indicate that regularly practicing meditation and mindfulness can help with focus, stress and overall well-being. Mindfulness is a technique that can lend order to the chaos. It is cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way, and it’s usually easier said than done for most of us! Having a guide of some sort is often very helpful. Mindfulness lets us see our emotions, acknowledge them and move on. This allows us to live more in the present.

 

Do you practice mindfulness? What tools do you use to become more self-aware and brighten your outlook?

 

Discover what you can learn in just 15-minutes with the Being Present Challenge. It’s a great starting point for anyone looking to understand their emotions and how they affect your mind, brain and life. You’ll learn how to increase your focus, lower your stress and reduce your anxiety. Unlock Staying Sharp to start the entire challenge today!

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Do you often feel stressed out thinking about your daily to-do list? Do you get distracted by your thoughts? It’s so easy for us to get caught up in our own heads, and often we don’t even realize we are doing it.

Research studies indicate that regularly practicing meditation and mindfulness can help with focus, stress and overall well-being. Mindfulness is a technique that can lend order to the chaos. It is cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way, and it’s usually easier said than done for most of us! Having a guide of some sort is often very helpful. Mindfulness lets us see our emotions, acknowledge them and move on. This allows us to live more in the present.

Do you practice mindfulness? What tools do you use to become more self-aware and brighten your outlook?

Discover what you can learn in just 15-minutes with the Being Present Challenge. It’s a great starting point for anyone looking to understand their emotions and how they affect your mind, brain and life. You’ll learn how to increase your focus, lower your stress and reduce your anxiety. Unlock Staying Sharp to start the entire challenge today!


👉 (12/1/22) @AARPRachelA it is a work in progress and one I tend to forget when life gets too busy. But with gas so high, I am learning to be in the PRESENT as I ride through nature running errands. It is like I am recording for playback on those days I am stuck inside. Makes the days I do venture out more meaningful instead of ignoring the beauty of nature. Now it is the awesome FALL COLORS. Great post, Nicole 🙂 👈

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I like to think about how things will brighten up when I hit the lotto, big time!  💰💵

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Sounds nice. But, how's that being "present"? Ever hear of, "Don't count your chickens until they're hatched."? Wait until you have that money in hand. Then it will be "present".

Bit Coin? you should know the difference between Virtual money and Tangible money.

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I like to think about how things will brighten up when I hit the lotto, big time! 💰💵


👉 (12/3/23) Lol @2Papa , I hope you will share with us! Nicole 🙂 👈

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Life is what happens when you have other plans. It pays to regularly re-evaluate your priorities (they change, and so should your list). Making good habits early makes it easier to to do them later and consistently. But, sometimes some habits never get re-evaluated or updated. Mindfulness helps prevent habits from becoming "out sight, out of mind".

If you spend some time thinking/predicting the future somewhat, it helps you be aware of some unpredictable events so that you won't be surprised by them even if you don't know what to do about them, and prepare you for tomorrow, and most of all, it reminds you of the importance of being resilient (you know, think before you act). Heaven forbid that you make Mindfulness such a habit that it becomes "out of sight, out of mind", and you become not as mindful as life requires. That's how self-deception takes root, and stereotypes become "reality".

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