5 Tips to Help you Live in the NOW

by Nanci

Photo by Wellness Mama


1.Pay attention to your breath


Your breath is a powerful and simple way to anchor yourself in the present moment. Whenever you are having a hard time staying in the now, take deep breaths, and focus on your breathing. You can count your breaths or close your eyes and visualize a positive bright white light flowing into your body, cleaning out all the gunk in your mind and on the exhale you breathe out a black smoke filled with the negativity and darkness that you were holding onto.


  1. Just BE


BE where you are standing without reference to the past or concern for the future…smell the flower, watch and marvel at the setting/rising of the sun, appreciate the beauty of nature, feel the rain on your face…. see what is in front of you (or in you) for what it is and/or who they are in that very moment. You can use a ‘just BE’ reminder by tying a bracelet around your wrist. Each time you down at the bracelet it reminds you to stay present.


  1. Put your thoughts on pause


Put thoughts on PAUSE.  For a moment, just sit and still your mind. There are many different meditation techniques you can use like repeating a simple phrase or mantra, japa meditation, using your breath, heart rhythm meditation, guided visualization, kundalini and many more. The research proves how beneficial stilling your mind is for your overall health and well-being.


  1. Be the observer


Observe/Sense your thoughts and emotions in THIS moment like a reporter would and accept it without judgment or editorial comments.


  1. Follow your passion


I have noticed that the more I follow my passion and my hearts deepest desire, the more I am able to stay in the now. I enjoy every second of every minute when I’m working on something I love. My heart buzzes with joy and I feel amazing.

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