How do I live in the moment?

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neverletlifetakeyourspark
April 10th, 2016 3:11pm
Breath. Everything will be okay. Use your five senses to focus on your surroundings. Identify what you can smell. Look around at all the things. Can you taste anything? Touch things close to you. Identify what you can hear. You are right where you are. You are real.
CantThinkOfOne
July 13th, 2015 9:33am
Drop the past each moment that is coming and you'd be able to live in the present , same applies for future .
kindheart14
May 7th, 2016 4:19pm
Living in the moment is nothing but enjoy everything around u without having the fear of past or future.. Let the fear go away and let empathy enter ur mind
Anonymous
April 6th, 2016 3:46pm
You have to enjoy what you have, feel blessed, keep in touch with your happiness and be nice to everyone. :D
SMStar
July 14th, 2016 7:37pm
Do it slowly and deliberately. ... Do less. ... Put space between things. ... Spend at least 5 minutes each day doing nothing. ... Stop worrying about the future -- focus on the present. ... When you're talking to someone, be present. ... Eat slowly and savor your food. ... Live slowly and savor your life.
Geveda
January 30th, 2015 8:50pm
Take a deep breath and try to keep your mind at ease. To me living in the moment is letting yourself and your worries go. While it's hard, you have to find a way to disconnect from everything that's holding you back just long enough for you to live in the moment and truly immerse yourself in it.
tke222
March 27th, 2015 12:59am
Don't have any distractions just stare at the sights or listen to the sounds and only focus on those things. You will love yourself later for it.
Anonymous
August 31st, 2015 2:37pm
Living in a moment is mindfulness which is the result of not thinking about past or future. This helps to enjoy everything around you which is living in the moment.
OhayouGozaimasu
April 7th, 2016 12:35pm
Like a child. I allow even my most relative experiences to feel like it's the first time. Not every video of cereal taste the same. Not every walk to the park smells of feels the same. I'm not going to rob myself from experiencing the subtle differences.
beyondtheBlues
April 27th, 2016 2:15pm
there are only two things to do, to live in the moment: tell yourself that this is it. i dont have any more time left. dont think about what others might say.
booklover1224
April 27th, 2016 4:04pm
Living in the moment is hard, but the best way to do it is to just try and accept yourself as best you can. You are only human. You have made mistakes, but you have also done good things, and as long as you find some way to feel satisfied with today, then that can be considered living in the moment.
Moonartisan
July 3rd, 2018 9:00pm
To me living in the moment means to be in the now, this day, this hour, this minute. Sometimes, we can be preoccupied with the past and the present and we forget today. So when you choose to live in the moment put away the pain of the past and the fear of the future and be open to the beauty of today.
Anonymous
April 4th, 2015 1:35am
Be Least bothered about the past and the future. It is difficult, even though people easily say that. No one can completely execute this thinking well. But you can surely think this way most of the time. The answer for the question how: Just understand that nothing is going to change if you think about the past or the future. This thinking must not be misunderstood the other way. You always have to learn from mistakes in the past and take care that you never repeat the same. Likewise, Keep motivated thinking about the future. In short, positive thoughts of future is fine, but don't think about negatives of your past.
RavenGreene
May 31st, 2015 2:40am
By eliminating your concern for things you can't control--never dwelling in the past,and never fretting about the future. Cherish every minute of the now.
Ametrine
July 6th, 2015 8:13pm
Clear your mind and allow yourself to experience what is going on around you fully instead of rethinking your past or worrying about the future.
EarlySun
July 10th, 2015 4:24am
One way to stay in the present moment is to just practice noticing things - the feel of a shirt, the smell of some tea, the kindness of a stranger, the sound of a bird - in the moment it is happening. Try to experience the moment with all your senses. This is the way to avoid ruminating on the past or worrying about the future - by fully experiencing the now.
CherryBlossom3412
August 3rd, 2015 3:10pm
Don't worry about anything that is not yet a problem, overthinking situations that haven't happened prevents you from living in the moment. Take a breath and take everything in and gain an understanding of where you are and what the situation is, that's how you live in the moment
Anonymous
September 28th, 2015 12:59am
Just think there was nothing before this moment and there is nothing fixed after this moment you can neither change your past nor change your future the only thing you can control is present so live in that
Anonymous
January 25th, 2016 4:36pm
Stop thinking about the past/future. Close your eyes, breathe in, feel the air fill your lungs, open your eyes, look around you at the colors. Smell the air, identify all the scents you can. Touch your shirt, feel the fabric underneath your fingers. Look around you at all the colors of the world. Experience life to the fullest. Never miss a moment.
Hussy15
March 23rd, 2016 10:58am
While breathing, Count the blessings right now. Having a body, feeling each breath and being thankful for what you have. It will make you realize that you are present in the moment. And with each thought that makes you uncomfortable, identify its origin and the reason of it coming in present moment
Bslate
March 24th, 2016 4:16pm
I live in the moment by always being open to new things and willing to try anything that is thrown at me. I do my best to try to be around people that i can be myself around and will try new things with me. I'm always open to new friends and experiences.
soulglitch
March 26th, 2016 12:58am
I live in the moment by coming to terms with what's presently happening at the moment, embracing all the positives in my life right now.
rainbug
March 26th, 2016 11:22am
I use my five senses to take note of where I am, thinking of five things I can feel, see, hear etc.
Anonymous
March 26th, 2016 5:40pm
Focus on you right now. Don't think about your past or what happened yesterday, and don't plan what's going to come in the future, tomorrow. What are you doing right in this very second?
Anonymous
March 27th, 2016 2:29pm
You live in the moment by doing what your gut tells you. You feel it is going to make you happy. You do it. Make sure you are not going to face any consequences though :) Do good to others along the way.
sweetRabbit51
March 30th, 2016 11:21am
You love in the moment by accepting things as they are life is a treasure find it it won't take you long enjoy time by yourself! Life's beautiful go find it!👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🔆✨🔥
Anonymous
April 1st, 2016 11:51pm
hink positive thoughts. There's nothing you can do to change the past. It's gone, so let it go! It's negative baggage! The future will come down the pike just the way it's supposed to. . Concern your self with those things you can impact. The rest will happen with or without your stress. Live each day like it's your last. This is living in the moment. And try not to take anything in life, for granted.
HelpWisely
April 6th, 2016 4:10am
Realize that nothing in the past or future is real. Be with the reality that you are in and experience in the moment and accept it as it is without any desire or wish that is would be different. There is only this moment, this state of Now and Here. Everything else is false.
dreamComfort69
April 6th, 2016 5:11am
You enjoy yourself doing your favourite thing and you live in the moment. You don't worry about anyone else or anyone else opinion.
Anonymous
April 7th, 2016 2:47am
I try to let go of my worries and focus on what's going on. Also, avoiding over thinking, which can be really bad.