27 June 2017

How To Appreciate The Present Moment

The present moment is all you're ever promised. Don't postpone happiness for a time that might never come. 

Practice Daily Gratitude
No matter how bad we think our problems are, you can almost guarantee that there's someone else with much bigger problems that us. The saying, "I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man with no feet", represents gratitude perfectly. We should be grateful for everything in our lives, big or small, and by practicing daily gratitude we can train our minds to have an attitude of gratitude. 

Be Present Both Mentally & Physically
Whatever you're doing make sure that both your mind and body are present. Don't eat dinner with your family while thinking about work. Don't work while thinking about the weekend. Always be present and let your mind focus 100% on what you're doing. 

Stop Resisting What You Can't Control
Stop resisting the things in your life that you can't control and aren't the way you want to turn out. Stop worrying about what other people do or say. Start accepting things for how they are, regardless of whether you think it's right or wrong. Accept it as a fact. 

Avoid Negative People & Situations
Another cause of negative emotions and unhappiness are certain people or situations. You probably already know who those people are, they are the ones who seem to only see the negative side to every situation. These people not only create unhappiness for themselves but they also often bring down those around them, by spreading negative thinking. 

Accept 100% Responsibility For Your Life
If we want to be happy, then we have to stop blaming others for what happens in our lives. We need to stop seeing ourselves as victims. 

Be Of Service To Others
One really powerful way to increase your happiness is to focus on helping others. You can give money to a charity, but there are plenty more fulfilling ways to help others as well. 

B x

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