How's your present moment?

Sometimes it's good, while other times, not so much. Whatever the case, it's a gift to even notice it.

There's even research to back that up, the idea that while you spend less than than 50% of your time in the present, it's in the present where happiness lives.

What pulls you away? Sometimes it's a legitimate need to do some planning or debriefing, but often, you get hijacked.

Emotional hijacking is a particularly funny thing. Emotions like fear or anxiety throw you forward in time, anticipating the worst, wondering "what if?"

But watch that anxious moment as it approaches and passes. Does the anxiety remain? Can you think of a time you were anxious about something that already happened?

On the other hand, anger and regret are rear-view mirror emotions. Something happens to us that we don't like and suddenly we are reliving the experience with outrage. Have you ever gotten angry or felt sorry about something that hasn't happened yet?

Recognizing your mind's tendencies for what they are can strengthen your present moment awareness.

As you notice your mind reaching out or back, you get to decide if that's the best use of your limited time.

If so, go for it. If not, maybe the present moment is a good place to hang out for right now.

1 view

Recent Posts

See All

Thriving Through Relationships

We thrive through our relationships. Though, to be fair, sometimes in spite of them. In the Thriving in Uncertainty event, I learned about the importance of surrounding myself with a tribe of "resonan

Optimistic Uncertainty??

When I think of the words people use to describe their realities in response to today's uncertainties, optimism does not come up often. And yet, what's the alternative? I see too many people burdened

©2018 by Kirsten Peterson Consulting. Proudly created with