As human beings we are all creatures of habit and routine. Though we may yearn at times for things to liven up a little, or for some excitement to occur. That is why when we experience great change and adversity; such as a relationship breaking down; a job loss; serious illness or bereavement It can feel as if our whole world has been turned upside down.
The frightening thing about these types of situations, is that the individual feels they no longer have any control over their lives. Life has sped up and not in a good way. Whilst it is true that we can be overtaken by unexpected events. It is not true that we don’t have any control over them. Because we do. Though we cannot change what is happening, we can control how we choose to ‘react’ to it.
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To be present, in ‘this’ moment, you would think a simple thing; And yet, if you were to ask people what they were thinking, in any given moment, invariably the answer would probably be, anything other then focusing completely on talking to you! The truth is, we are always either planning ahead or doing a mental re-run in our heads of old conversations and experiences. We all worry, we all try to second guess ourselves and other people.
How many times have you talked yourself out of doing something, because you kept on focusing on every possible reason why and how something would go wrong or not work out? Or become so indecisive, that the opportunity being presented to you, had passed you by before you had made your mind up? Staying in the present moment has many benefits. It cultivates mental discipline. You are less likely to be distracted. Every task you did, would have a hundred percent of your attention. Your standard of work would improve and your memory would sharpen. If people worried less, they would get much more work done, and have more quality time to spend on their families or do more pleasurable things that enhances their lives.
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