Living Simple March 20,

Learn How To Be Present and Live the Best Your Life Has to Offer

how to be present

How To Be Present

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One of the benefits of living a minimalist lifestyle is you are forced to learn how to be present. Eliminating non-essential possessions anchors you to the present. There is not much room for the past. You must move forward.

To live in the past will adversely affect your future. Learning how to be present is important. You need to conscious, deliberate, present and make the most of now. The only important moment is the present moment.

Learning how to be present means we can not always be worrying or planning for the next “big” thing. You are required begin living in every moment. When we focus on the people and the task directly in front of us we share the gift of ourselves and gain from the moment.

By remaining mindful and living in the present your moments unfold in a new light. This empowers us with more hope and optimism. We can use this spark of empowerment to make the best use of the present moment and enjoy one of the best gifts life has to offer.

 

Tips How To Be Present and Enjoy The Best Life Has to Offer

 

Practice being “Thankful” every day

I found learning how to be present it is important to be thankful for what you are present for. Gratitude goes a long way. Good or bad be thankful you are present in the game of life every day.

Be deliberate, enjoy, do your best and tomorrow will work itself out. Your opportunities are in front of you, in the here and now.

Distractions steal joy

Living the minimalist lifestyle helps me prioritize life down to the important. To life’s essential components. This makes life simple as the clutter is gone and choices are more clear.

A change of pace every once and a while will be beneficial in clearing away distractions. Be creative. Get away from the fast pace, noise, and distracting people often. Recharge and think about the moment at hand.

Stop multitasking

Yeah, I said it! LOL. If there is a need to multitask in your life you have a scheduling problem. There is no productivity increase by multitasking. It actually breeds inefficiency and more stress.

Multitasking also makes it more difficult to be present. Without the ability to concentrate and be present all task suffer.

Recognize your limitations

You are human (I hope) and you have limitations. Don’t burden yourself with the superhuman task and unreasonable multitasking expectation. That only leads to stress and unhappiness. Understand your limitations and play to your strengths.

Once you recognize and pay homage to your limitations, reasonable solutions will be sought to reach your goals. Recognizing your limitations will make life less stressful and more enjoyable.

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Your Goals are far more important than the results

Even though goals are firmly planted in the future they require action today. Learning how to be present today will help you achieve your goals tomorrow. Emphasize the actions you are doing today over the end results tomorrow.

If immediate results become more important than the goal the journey will become unpleasant, filled with stress and anxiety. You will become more discouraged and less likely to reach your goals in a timely manner.

Eliminate all resistance

The good and the bad are all temporary. Embrace it. Accept the here and now. Don’t resist it. Obstacles and setbacks are a part of life.

You will be more equipped to overcome them if you don’t resist them. When you learn how to be present you accept all situations as part of your current reality and deal with it. Embrace the freedom.

Analysis is not action

The problem with analysis it either plants you in the future or the past. Life is lived in the present. Analysis has its purpose but an action is needed in the here and now.

Enjoy the beauty of the present where you have the reigns and are in control. Ride the present into the future.

Enjoy the experience

Life happens in the present. In the here and now. Be deliberate and remember to enjoy it. Stop often and smile knowingly to yourself. Life is good.

You got this. Don’t let anything escape your recognition. Every accomplishment, dinner, time with friends and family and so on. Learn how to be in the present and enjoy it all fully. Why not? It actually requires not extra from you, just a change in mindset.

Stay engaged

Get after it. After you learn how to be in the present stay engaged. You can’t take part in the best life has to offer unless you are fully engaged. You can’t be fully engaged in life until you meet life where it happens.Remember, life happens In the present. You can’t do anything about the past and the future is a dream. You can’t stay engaged 100% of the time but be conscious of the moments being engaged counts the most. The happiest people in life are the ones most engaged in the present. Learn how to be present and go get some!

Tony W
Tony W
Some people wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness. Learn to Live More With Less and Fund The Freedom Lifestyle. #minimalism #sustainable #freedomlifestyle
  • Andrei

    Hello Tony!

    Thank you for your article. I enjoyed reading it and I believe that you are especially right when you are telling that “Your Goals are far more important than the results”. I easily get discouraged when the things go wrong… I don’t know why I don’t trust myself more… I would like to be like other people and be daring and build my successful business, yet somehow I keep thinking about what if I will fail. I always try to have a backup plan and I believe that this is just a bad mentality because if you are always relying on a backup plan, you will never give 100% on your first plan since you already start with doubts. What is your opinion about this? Do you prefer to risk it all or to be cautious?

    • Thanks for your comment Andrei. When you live in the present there is no need for a backup plan. All your really have in the here and now. The past is gone. Even the time you started reading this is gone. Forget about it. The future has not happened yet and you cannot control it. Put your energy in the present. Enjoy it without any doubt. It is very difficult to enjoy life if you are filled with doubt about the next few hours in the future. Don’t waste your life worrying about tragedies that are likely to never happen. Taking risk? Re-read the “Recognize your limitations” part of the post. Doing your best is never a risk. You are here, now, do your best and ENJOY IT!

  • My wife is a stay in the present kind of person. She doesn’t worry about the past and puts it behind her, and she doesn’t plan for the future. She just thinks about the here and now. she says, “You can change the past and the future hasn’t happened. Worry about today.” We do that. I love this article. How the world would be different if more people put this into practice. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks for your comment Hillard. You and your wife are way ahead of me. I have been living in the present for a few years now and my world has not collapsed yet. LOL. I actually enjoy life more giving up worry and anxiety. I found that doing my best today is more than enough to take care of the future. Like you guys I love enjoying the present.

  • Jonathan

    I really like your approach. Self-discovery as a path to success. I always enjoy learning more about me and how I can be efficient with my time. I realize that the less I struggle. the more I become more creative. It is sounding counterintuitive, but it worked for me.

    Great post!.. have a great day!

  • Juan

    Very inspiring article. I completely agree on living the present moment. I recently did an NLP course and it greatly helped me to take ownership of my life and focus on the moment…

  • Thanks for your comment Juan. The present is all there really is. I have been meaning to take a closer look into NLP. My initial research has been promising.

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