//Ris Adams;

Five Reasons to Focus on the Now

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It’s easy to get caught up in planning your future. Planning for a secure and happy future is a significant undertaking. However, spending too much attention on unknowns can significantly inhibit your ability to focus on the here and now.

At this very moment, you can begin to enjoy your everyday life that is currently flashing unnoticed right before your eyes. So let the future come naturally and live joyfully and willingly in the present moment!

Consider these five reasons that you should start living in the here and now

  1. Each day, you grow older. Each day of your life can be monumental, but each day only happens once. So every moment of every day, you’re given a chance to make a lasting memory. Create a memory that you’ll be proud to share.
    • Your fate is up to you. If you’re concerned about the future, you can start paving the road for it today. That road begins by living your life to the fullest degree at this very moment, so you feel fulfilled in the years to come.
  2. You replace worry with contentment. Of course, with the future comes uncertainty. However, by focusing on today rather than your tomorrow, you’ll inherently stop worrying about what’s to come and focus on enjoying your reality.
  3. You get to know yourself. Your wants, needs, and interests are constantly evolving. If you get wrapped up in planning for tomorrow, you may never truly get to know the person you are today.
    • By defining yourself in the here and now, you can figure out what you want truly. But unfortunately, it’s common to be so deep into nurturing a plan for the future that you created years ago without realizing that it’s far different from your ideal life.
  4. You spend more time with your loved ones. But, if you’re a parent, you know better than anyone that those precious moments disappear instantly. One moment, you’re changing your first diaper. The next, you’re watching your children forge ahead on their own.
    • Spending time with your children is essential, but devoting time to your spouse is even more. When you do, you nurture your marital relationship to ensure that your significant other can feel loved and cared for, which helps your children feel that love.
  5. You experience all life has to offer. You only have one life to live. So it’s essential to maximize every moment by experiencing each moment to its fullest. Please take advantage of the youth you have on your side now before it’s too late to do it later.
    • Now is the time to be spontaneous. Take your family on a random weekend vacation. Surprise your spouse with an adventurous trip on a hot air balloon or go kayaking with your friends. These are memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime!

Life is beautiful! It’s joyous and full of abundance. So many meaningful things happen in your everyday existence. However, if your mind is trapped in the future, all of these events will slip by before you’re even able to notice that they’re gone. Live in the now!