How to Let Go and Embrace the Now

Posted by Creatiq Support | Thursday, February 22, 2018

How to Let Go and Embrace the Now

Posted by Creatiq Support | Thursday, February 22, 2018

“To live with presence is to elicit a deep quality of peace and
joyousness”

We have all been in the situation when we get to work and we are fixated on
and stressed about an issue in which we did not complete, or it may be an issue
in which we don’t have the means to fix. Therefore, our minds completely focus
on this one thing, and it ruins our entire day. Our mind gets cluttered, and
begins to turn against us if left unchecked. Does this constant fixation or
stress actually solve anything though? The answer is no. Especially, when we
are required to perform a job or task that needs our full attention. Embracing
the now, and being in the present moment allows for us to have a positive
outlook on life, and actually get more accomplished. How to let go and embrace
the now sounds simple right? However, too often we are taken out of the present
moment, and let these thoughts take over without even realizing it. So here are
three tips on how to embrace the now and live in the present:

Make a Reminder List

Most everyone has a wonderful thing in their pocket called a smartphone. It
is a tool that can be used for many things. One of those things is having
the capability to make a reminder list. If a thought comes up of a deadline or
a task that needs to be done, simply pull out your phone and type it into this
reminder list. What this does is allow you to know that you haven’t forgotten
about this task, but you will not let it fester in your mind all day either.
Thus, allowing you to live with presence
in order to elicit a deep quality of peace and joyousness

Practice Mindfulness

Being mindful means being aware of your inner (thoughts) and outer
(environment) world. There are many levels of mindfulness. However, the easiest
one is to focus solely on your breathing. This is a quick and fantastic way to
relieve the chatter in your head and bring you back to the present moment. If
you begin to feel an intrusive thought take over, go somewhere quiet, and
without many people if possible. Close your eyes and breathe in for four
seconds, and out for four seconds. Focus on your chest or belly rising in and
out. This will bring you back to the present moment, sometimes allowing you to
completely forget about the thing you were so stressed about. 

Another way to practice mindfulness if time and your environment allow is to
take a walk. Observe the sounds you hear, and breathe in the fresh air. Look at
things and say what they are in your head. This can bring you back to the
present moment by giving your mind something else to process.

Be Here Now

Whenever you arrive at a destination that requires you to be present, tell
yourself to “be here now”. This means to focus on where you are and
live in the present. The feeling like you are not doing enough at home while you
are at work, and vice versa actually stifles potential progress. Is your
reaction to the thought actually helping the situation? This is an important
question to answer whenever you start to drift away from the now.