The Importance of Being Present
Do you ever lie awake at night with your mind racing with all of the things you have to do?
Don’t you hate that? Or even worse, thinking back on something you wish you’d said, or a situation you would like to go back and change?
It could be something that happened last night … or even last month!
If your mind is racing, you’re living in the future. And if you’re thinking about something that happened last night or last decade, you are living in the past.
Basically, you’re anywhere except where you need to be right now: IN THE PRESENT.
Reflecting on experience is incredibly valuable to help you make better decisions going forward …
But dwelling on your problems is linked with developing anxiety and depression.
The holiday season can get overwhelming and downright stressful, so to help you stay present and actually ENJOY the season, I wanted to share a few things that I personally do to help me stay centered and present.
Here are just a few:
1 - Get in a solid workout
2 - Go outside for a walk – or just find a quiet place outside to sit!
3 - Do something creative
4 - Read a book for FUN
5 - Listen to some of my favorite music
6 - Play with your kids or pets
All of these activities have the power to bring you back to the present moment and help you to be more mindful going forward.
This is so important year-round … but even more important during the holidays.
Make sure you prioritize some time to unplug and “be here now”!
If you’re ready to finish out 2020 strong and make real progress towards your goals – I’m right here with professional personal training, reach out!
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