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While it’s hard to be in the ‘now’ when you have so much weighing down on you, it is something you can work at. Life is hard and complicated but the more you work at being mindful and in the present moment the better you will feel overall. 

Tomorrow is not promised and everything in your entire life can change in the blink of an eye whether you want to admit it or not. Below I am going to go over a list of things we should all be working to do so that we as a whole can be more mindful and present in the moment before us. While some of these things might sound silly, they are all important and help us to grow into who we were always meant to be. 

Life is never what we expect it to be and sometimes we need to really let that sink in. Just because you want things to go one way doesn’t mean they will. In this world, we need to stop and smell the roses from time to time above all else.

7 Things You Can Do To Be More In The ‘Now’:

1. Go easy on yourself overall.

The harder you are on yourself the more behind you’re going to think you are. While you might be accomplishing a lot you’re not going to see it all as it is. Treat yourself as you would treat others.

2. Focus on one thing at a time.

While life can sometimes be a lot, making sure you’re not taking on too much is important. Instead of focusing on two or three things at one time, focus on one thing at a time. This will help you distribute things properly and make you put more effort into that one thing.

3. Don’t be afraid to slow down from time to time.

Sometimes we all need to slow down and relax. Life is intense and the more we take on the more exhausted we will become. Slow down and relax, appreciate today as it is before you.

4. Take breaks when you feel you need them.

If you need a break please be willing to take one. Don’t keep pushing and pushing until you feel like you’re going to explode. That in itself is not healthy and will only bring you down further.

5. Work to be more patient with yourself and others.

We all need to be patient overall. While patience is hard to grow within, it is important. Don’t expect more from others than you should and don’t act as if you’re unable to make mistakes, we all make mistakes.

6. Pay attention to your breathing.

Meditate often and don’t forget to pay attention to your breathing. If you’re getting worked up, be aware of it. This in many ways will allow you to see things in a more proper manner.

7. Let go of the expectations you allow others to place on you.

Other people do not get to tell you what to do. Sure, they might want you to do things but you don’t have to do those things. You only have to agree to the things you want to agree to their expectations of you don’t mean diddly squat.