HEY! YOU! The one with the big dreams, the amazing friends, and a heart of gold. Now that I’ve got your attention, and you’re in this moment with me, I wanted to answer a question about the simple proven trick to HOW you live in every moment.
The key to being present isn’t constantly reminding yourself to be in the moment more – in fact, that’ll just make it harder. When I find myself starting to dwell on something that has already passed, or I start getting worried about the future (we all do it, yes – especially me), these are the proven ways you can instantly get yourself back to the moment that matters: this one.
Experts in psychology have discovered that although much of our happiness is genetically preset, 60% of it depends on one thing – YOUR MIND. It doesn’t matter what has happened, or what may happen. In fact, people that have been through the absolute worst things you can think of are often the happiest, most grateful, and most present people. Why? They take control of their thoughts, they know what truly matters to them, and when worry or overwhelm start creeping in to steal the moment – they 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 and change their thinking from “what’s the worst that could happen?” to “I am exactly where I am supposed to be and my thoughts are in my control.”