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  1. One thing I’m working on is enjoying the present moment and getting off social media. I’ve noticed that people sometimes try to show everyone they’re having a good time that they miss out on it.

  2. This is something I’ve been working on as well! I think turning off technology has helped a lot with this.

    1. Oh yes! Turning tech off makes a massive difference for sure.

  3. This is great timing because I was just thinking yesterday that I need to focus on not stressing about things in the future or what “might” happen. I’m trying to put myself in a better place because my anxiety has been a little out of control.

  4. I am so aware that I need to work on this. I am a multitasker and am always thinking of a million things that I want to get done NOW! Great tips and reminders of why it’s so beneficial to make the effort to do this.

    1. You are not alone! For years I think we all thought that multi-tasking was an important quality to have, but it actually takes us away from being present and getting things done effectively!

  5. I love this post! We need to be reminded of this daily. We can always improve our ability to live in each present moment. I try to increase the moments that I live in presence every day. Thanks for this post!

    1. Glad you love it Julie! It’s so important to find ways to be present every single day so I’m really happy to hear that you are already doing that.

  6. Brilliant post! I have in recent years tried to be more mindful and in the present. I think technology is my worst enemy in relation to this! Although I have installed an app that locks me out of my phone periodically (offtime, it’s great) I still spend too much time on it and on social media. The time can just fly past and before you know it you’ve missed most of the day! You’ve got me determined now, I’m going to make yet more of an effort to be present! Thanks for writing this πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Alison! I agree – technology sucks us away from so many things! Try the alarm trick. I find that really helpful πŸ™‚

  7. These are great tips! It’s such a little but important thing to being calm, confident and successful. I too try to multitask too much. I need to work on being more fully present!!!

  8. I love this post! I find myself constantly striving to live in the present, but I still feel overwhelmed so I’m going to implement a few more of these strategies! (Um, so guilty of being on my phone way too much). I also love that it will help me dive into deeper creativity. I’m learning to play the piano and giving it my undivided attention is so helpful.

  9. I really appreciate these tips! My husband and I have become more intentional about putting our phones away at meal times and before bed. Sometimes he’ll keep his phone away and watch something on it when I go to bed but we make sure to keep our time together intentional. I’ve stopped pulling my phone out when I wait for appointments etc. It’s so funny people watching and noticing that 99% of the people in the waiting room are on their phones!

  10. I needed this this morning, so thank you! I like the idea of setting an alarm to try to focus more on staying on the present. That’s so hard to do sometimes!

  11. These are awesome tips. I think I always live in the moment, but sometimes I catch myself not really listening when someone is talking to me. Usually, it is because I’m trying to blog. As much as I wish I could, I can’t listen and blog at the same time. I’m trying to better about setting blogging time and family time.

  12. This is a great post with awesome tips. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Great suggestions! I just went through a series of Webinars by Teachable and the time block idea was one of the things I implemented. Now I have a big poster board in my office and know exactly what I need to do any time I walk in to work. The “Get Stuff Done” and not getting distracted by “Sparkly Squirrel Syndrome” has really helped. Now I just need to remember to focus on the present and the people in front of me when I’m not working on my blog!

  14. Well said, Yolanda! Being mindful of the present moment can greatly reduce the stress of life. So many wonderful tips!

    1. Thanks Lacy! It sure can reduce stress and really help you appreciate all the great things in life too πŸ™‚

  15. trying to live in the moment is such a good thing to strive for. at work it’s all about living in the moment with each client as a hairstylist, but away from behind the chair it is difficult to focus on what is infront of me away from the phone screen and right ahead of me! love these tips!!

  16. Love this post! Probably also because I’m very much into the topicβ€”I write posts like this too haha. I used to be so mindless before but I’ve become much better after practicing meditation and mindfulness:)

  17. I love this post, Yolanda! Thanks for the great reminder. I often find myself caught up in the hustle, and I appreciate these tips to slow down. I’m definitely going to set my alarm to bring me back to the moment throughout the day.

    1. Hey Paula! Yeah, slowing down can be hard in our crazy lives. I love that you’re going to try the alarm trick. Let me know if it helps at all πŸ™‚

  18. I love this post! It is so incredibly relatable. I always have such difficulty living in the present. I’m constantly thinking/worrying about the future. Definitely need to focus on what is going on at the moment!

  19. These are great suggestions! I always have problems with worrying too much about the future which prohibits me getting things done in the present.

  20. When my first child was a baby I always wanted the future to come. Once my second child came I really worked at not wishing the present away and enjoying the moment. It truly made a huge difference. Since hen I have been working on just enjoying what is.

  21. Such an important area of life that I need to continually work on improving. I really like the reminder that living in the moment leads to gratitude. Being grateful can make even the worst moments better!

  22. Life can be distracting. We tend to dwell on the past or get anxious about the future. I do it most of the time. Thank you for your uplifting words. ❀️

  23. I loved this post and thank you so much for writing it. Living in the present moment can be a bit tricky, but I always try to do so. I believe you’ll enjoy life more. This post was amazing.

    1. Thanks so much Alexis! I completely agree that you’ll be more content and enjoy life more by being present. Really happy it resonated with you πŸ™‚

  24. My husband and I are so bad about bringing our phones out to dinner. We still interact with each other, but it isn’t the same. We are both guilty and it keeps us from being completely present.

    1. The first step is KNOWING what to change πŸ™‚ Next time try and put the phones away and see what happens!

  25. Love the reminder of living in the present moment and remaining mindful to do so. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Tallary! Thanks πŸ™‚ I think it’s something we always need to remind ourselves of. So important.

  26. Georgette says:

    Such a useful and informative post πŸ™‚ thank you. Plus your blog is so lovely x

    1. Thanks so much Georgette. So happy you sound this helpful!

  27. What a great post! So many great tips to keep in mind. Our dog was very ill last year and our vet actually helped remind us to be more like our dog — enjoy the time we had and live in the moment! I think we could often use a reminder!

    1. It’s funny you say that, as I was thinking the same when I was playing with my dog yesterday. They are such happy creatures who enjoy every moment they can! I really hope your pup is healthy now.

  28. Love this!! Being present and intentional about the time I spend with my kids and my husband is something I have been focused on. Your quick tips are great and have inspired me to start journaling again.

    1. Hi Ayanna. Thanks so much! Glad to hear you’re going to start journalling again. It’s such a good time to reflect πŸ™‚

  29. This was such a great post and it really spoke to me. I have anxiety so I have such a hard time living in the “now”. My mind is always on the next thing or what COULD happen. I have really been trying to focus on living in the present and really taking in every moment without worrying about the next one! Thank you for this post!!

    1. Hi Diane! I’m so happy this connected with you. I understand as I struggle with anxiety too, which is why focusing on living in the present is so important. Let’s work on this together πŸ™‚

  30. I struggle with living in the present. My anxiety is always better when I focus on being in the moment. This was a wonderful reminder to stay grounded.

    1. Thanks for the note Kayla. I like the way you mention that being present helps you stay grounded. I completely agree.

  31. This is definitely something I need to work on! I am always going i a million different directions and worry about everything! Lots to work through and start changing!

    1. Hey Kelly! I’m right there with you. It’s something I need to be mindful of every day. Over time it becomes more of a habit which will help you to stop thinking of a million things at once. For now, I say it’s good to just know that you’re going a million different directions, then you can pull your mind back to focus on one thing.

  32. I absolutely love this post and agree with all these suggestions of yours because I do them.

    1. Thanks so much Monidipa! That’s amazing that you do all of these things to live in the present. It definitely takes time but ends up becoming natural πŸ™‚

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