So many of us are constantly thinking about the future or the past. Happiness can only ever be found in the present never the past or the future.
There will never be a time where you end your journey of wanting the next thing. Saying “I'll be happy when I get my new job, when I get married, when I have more money etc.” is very toxic because once you reach that “when” then the next goal comes.
This is a never ending journey so really make a point to enjoy the now. Later on you may be wishing you were back in that moment so just enjoy each moment fully while it's here.
Here are some tips I have found to help you find that happiness and stay in the present moment:
Think about it being the last time you will ever do what you're doing. I hear from those that have crossed over all the time and they always wish they knew it would've been their last time. You never know when it could be your last time to do or say anything.
Say everything you feel or want to say to those you love always like it is your last time. This way you won't have any regrets.
Enjoy petting your pet and be present like it's the last time every time.
I even enjoy doing the dishes. I have had injuries where I couldn't wash the dishes or do so many other things so be thankful for whatever it is you can do and appreciate it in the moment. At any moment things can change so just enjoy each moment.
Remember It can always be worse. When I was going through some really hard times and injuries I would always think about what could be worse and was thankful it wasn't worse. For instance I would think “I may be bedridden but I'm so thankful I'm not going through this on the streets in the cold. I'm so thankful for a roof over my head etc.” Appreciate whatever you have in that moment. It may not be ideal but it could always be so much worse and to someone else you are lucky.
Make even the tedious tasks fun. When I'm cleaning I put on music and just enjoy being able to clean and that I have my limbs and can physically do it. I listen to music and dance and am just present in it and enjoy it.
Try to not focus on what you have to do next. Most of us are so focused on what we have to do next that we miss out on the present moment which remember is the only place happiness can be found. What I do is set an alert to remind me when and what I need to do later so I can let it go for now and only focus on what I am doing in this present moment.
Enjoy every bite of food. You never know you may never be able to eat that food again. I've had a lot of foods that were removed from my diet forever due to allergies and illness and never got that one last time to enjoy them. So many people don't have food at all. Enjoy each meal like it will be the last meal. Make it a meditative experience, really savor and enjoy each bite. Don't just rush to eat it and on to the next task which also messes up digestion.
Enjoy showering and bathing. This tends to be a rush to get ready and onto the next thing. Really be present and enjoy it. So many don't have running water or don't have hot water. Appreciate it like you never had hot water before or never will again. Don't take any little thing for granted. What seems small to you now could be mean the whole world to someone else or even yourself in the future.
Enjoy doing laundry. Think about how back in the day people spent all day using a rock by the river washing their clothes. Think about how lucky you are and how much easier it is to do now and how lucky you are to even have clothes.
Enjoy working out. Enjoy that your body is capable of doing it. Enjoy that you are strengthening your body. Enjoy some music and enjoy the break from the rest of your schedule. Don't see it as something you have to do, see it as something you are privileged to do.
Focus in on all 5 of your senses or all of the ones you do have. Be thankful that you can and focus in on what you can see. Be thankful that you can and focus in on what you can hear. Be thankful that you can and focus in on what you can feel and touch. Be thankful that you can and focus in on what you can smell. Be thankful that you can and focus in on what you can taste.
Sometimes we may take all of our senses for granted but not everyone has them and any of us could lose them at any time. Appreciate how wonderful it is to have these senses. The more you deliberately focus in on them the stronger they will start to get.
When cooking play your favorite music and take in all the scents. Be thankful for the ability to have food to cook, make it fun not just a chore to get done with.
While sitting in traffic be thankful for that time for yourself. Listen to an audio book or just take some time to reflect and enjoy being in your own company. Appreciate that you are in a car and not walking or in the elements etc.
In my readings I hear from the otherside all the time that it's the little things that meant the most in the end. In the end these are the things that matter not rushing to the next thing you think you have to do. Appreciate everyone and everything around you always like it's the last time.
Breathe in breathe deep often and be thankful you can.
Take time often to congratulate yourself for things you have already accomplished. Focused on how far you have come, not how much farther you have left to go.
As you go through your day think about all the things you can appreciate and be present in.
Every moment is an opportunity for presence. Even the hard times. Being present in and feeling the sadness or anger or whatever emotion it is deeply will help you move through it faster. If you don't fully process things they will stay stuffed inside you and will pop up years later and usually in the worst way and at the worst possible time.
Overall whatever you are doing don't just focus on getting through it and on to the next. Appreciate that moment and that you have the ability to do whatever it is. Stay present, find the positive, and savor every bit of it like it is the last time you will ever be able to do it. You never know it just might be. Find your happiness right here and right now that is the only place it will ever be.
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