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Should you be living in the present and enjoy life as it comes to you? Or should you keep one eye on the future at all times?
Society tells us that we should do the latter. But it comes at a terrible cost. We never really get to live an authentic human experience. We constantly worry about what is coming down the pike instead of enjoying what’s in front of us now. It stops us from ever really letting go.
LIVING IN THE PRESENT
In this post, therefore, we take a look at some of the arguments for living in the present that make sense. We’re not saying that you should burn through your life’s savings. But you should go through life reminding yourself that the future never arrives. It’s always out of reach.
You Worry Less
It may surprise you that some of the greatest religious figures throughout history were famous for telling people to live in the present. Jesus, for instance, told people to “care not for the morrow.” Buddha is also famous for telling his disciples to forget about their worldly treasures.
Experiencing your life as it is now is a great way to avoid worrying. Almost always, the sensations you’re receiving by being alive right now are good enough. The main problem is your thoughts, not the reality of the situation.
You Can Focus More
Once you start worrying less, you also find that you naturally start focusing more. All of a sudden, you are able to concentrate on tasks that would have caused you difficulties in the past. Often, you can solve problems that have been vexing you for weeks – perhaps months.
You Can Enjoy Life More
Instead of constantly worrying about money, living in the present gives you permission to enjoy your life more. If now is the right time to go ahead and buy something, you won’t wait. You’ll just get what you need.
If you need a little extra money to tide you over, you’re not afraid to read up on your options on sites like Buddy Loans. You take what you need.
Your Relationships Improve
Living in the moment may also improve your relationships with other people. Friends, family and colleagues may admire you for your “can do” attitude to life. They can see that you have a certain freedom about you, and they will want to know how you’re doing it.
You’ll Let Go Of Your Regrets
When you dwell in the past all the time, you can get into the habit of continually mulling over your regrets. You always look back and wonder what might have been. But, again, that’s an unhealthy way of approaching life. It drains you of energy in the present and it can make you feel depressed.
Living well is all about taking life as it comes. You want to avoid being “sticky” where negative thought patterns rumble around your head for days, weeks or months at a time.
So, after reading this, are you ready to start living in the present?