Embrace the Present

 

There’s nothing like summer in Minnesota to remind us how fleeting time can be. It’s the perfect reminder of a lesson I feel like I’ve been learning (and re-learning, and re-learning!) all my life:

BE HERE NOW

Being present means fully engaging with the current moment, free from distractions.

After all, this moment is the only thing each one of us really has.

It shouldn’t be so hard, but it is.

The benefits of being present will impact both your personal life and your professional life in profound ways. They range from increased focus and productivity, better work-life balance, and improved relationships, to stronger mental health.

Being present to fully appreciate and enjoy each moment and experience is priceless.

Even more than that, if you’re not paying attention to this moment, you’ll never know what you miss – and that includes the breakthroughs, the miracles, and the unexpected joys that life has in store for you.

As abundance guru Derek Rydall says,

GET PRESENT. What if this is the moment you’ve been waiting for?”

Here are a few practical tips to help you be more present this summer – and always:

  • Mindfulness Techniques: Practice deep breathing, meditation, or mindful walking.
  • Digital Detox: Take breaks from digital devices to fully engage in your activities.
  • Set Intentions: Set daily or weekly intentions to focus on being present.

Embrace this fleeting summer season as an opportunity to practice being present!  Make the most of this moment.

“Your entire life only happens in this moment. The present moment is life itself. Yet, people live as if the opposite were true and treat the present moment as a stepping stone to the next moment – a means to an end.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Lorri Anderson

Lorri Anderson

Lorri Anderson is an expert consultant to businesses and a powerful coach to individuals. After a long and rich career as a strategic HR executive, she is driven to give back by changing the Human Experience in today’s workplaces, one business or human at a time.

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