Focusing on the Present

Let’s be honest with each other, life can get really busy. After all, you have to make time for work, family, and yourself. Even though you already know what you have to do, it can be difficult to keep track of it all. With that said, a routine is a good thing to have. However, once you get used to it, you can almost feel like a robot. Yes, we know exactly what you have been feeling. Doing the same thing day in and day out can become almost robotic which means that you aren’t really living in the present moment.

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Instead, you are simply just going with the flow. With that said, going with the flow has never been a bad thing. But you may notice that you don’t really pay attention to what is happening around you. You may not even be able to remember when things happen. This is where focusing on the present comes in. To focus on the present, all you have to do is block out everything. You need to be mindful of what is taking place in front of you. Now, this may be difficult at first seeing that you are so busy. However, it can be done.

Being present is much easier when you have people around you. This is because you are able to engage with them and focus on what you are doing. Now if you are alone, the best thing you can do to focus on the present is to unplug yourself. People often lose focus because they are distracted. So the best thing would be to remove all distractions. This sometimes includes your cell phone. Being present will be difficult at first especially if you have loads on your mind. But with time and practice, you will notice that it becomes like second nature.