Living in the present moment can be challenging for most people. We tend to live in our past and future and not right now. But living in the present moment can have several positive benefits. When you learn to live in the moment, you learn to live life better.
When you live in the present moment, you are not focused on what’s coming up, what’s just happened, or what you have to do. You’re living in this very moment, which is all you have. Living in the present moment means that you’re not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. By living in the present, you allow your mind to relax more and also experience more happiness in your life.
Here are four surprising things that happen when you start living in the present moment.
What is a present moment?
The present moment is the most valuable time we have. It is the now, the only time in which we are given the opportunity to experience life and make decisions from within it. When we try to escape our current situation and live in the past or future, we lose out on life’s true joys and possibilities.
You’ll experience life on a deeper level
When you live in the present moment, you experience life on a deeper level and in a much more meaningful way. You stop looking at yourself and start looking at the world around you. This is when your intuition takes over, as well as your ability to feel compassion for people and see their achievements as well as their challenges. When this happens, you are able to fully connect to what is going on emotionally with other people, which allows you to fully resonate with them and help support them in any way possible.
You’ll stop worrying
If we choose to live in the present moment, we will not have to worry about things that are out of our control. For example, you don’t need to think about what’s going on with your finances or think about being sick. If you spend your day worrying about things that are outside your control, you couldn’t possibly enjoy those things because you’re busy worrying.
The more you can learn to live in the present moment, you will liberate yourself from anxiety and worry. If you are constantly worrying about things that may or may not happen in the future, then your life is being controlled by fear—fear of failure, fear of loss, fear of illness, etc.
You’ll see things you did not see before (or overlooked)
When someone is able to remain in the present moment, they will be able to see things that they did not see before. This can have a profound effect on the person’s life since they will be able to do as they please without being bothered by the past or future.
You are living beyond your timeline, which means that you are living through choices and experiences that were unknown to you until that moment. Living in the present moment makes it possible for you to open all of your senses and experience the world, objects, people, and situations in ways that are unimaginable when you are constantly worrying about things past or future.
You’ll be healthier – both mentally and physically
The present moment is your current moment. It’s a moment that is alive and dynamic, filled with the potential for change and growth. When you are in the present moment, you are not thinking about the past or the future that’s causing anxiety, draining your energy, and weakening you. The practice of mindfulness and focusing on the now can also help you reduce stress and anxiety.
Living in the here and now will also improve your physical health because you will be more aware of the needs of your body and what is happening around you. For example, when someone has a thought in their mind that they are hungry, they are really focusing on the present moment and thinking about what they might eat. They are not thinking about the past or future, they are just thinking about what they have right now. This is the same concept with being healthy.
When you live in the moment, you are more aware of your body’s needs, so you are more likely to eat the right food and exercise. Remember, your body is constantly reading and responding to your thoughts, so your body will communicate more clearly with you when you are present.
It’s important to live in the present moment, not thinking about the future or dwelling in the past. Living in the now will help you feel better, be living a stress-free life, and make better decisions – all things that people, in general, should strive to do with their lives. It can be difficult to focus or feel grounded in the present moment when you are constantly thinking ahead and worrying about what could happen but identifying your true presence in the physical body and practicing mindfulness techniques will help you to stay aware of what’s going on right now.