Welcome to the last chapter in this series:
How to have more fun and stay present – the ultimate gift in having a happy and motivated journey in life.
Next time you are driving in your car and someone cuts you off try this plan of attack to reduce your stress – ask yourself a few quick questions:
1/ Did they deliberately cut you off?
2/ Was this a personal attack?
3/ Are they by any chance running late for an important event?
4/ Is it really worth getting so steamed up about it?
If after asking these few questions you are still angry, upset and stressed then you need to ask yourself why.
Are you stressed because you have not been managing your time effectively? You are now running late and most probably cutting other people off in the traffic! Now how ironic is that?
Quite simply you need to try to look at life differently. Things just happen and really… does it make things any better by stressing about them?
Another great way to get the most out of every moment of every day is to stay present 100% of the time.
How often in a day do you find yourself wandering off and thinking about other things other than what you should be doing at that moment?
A great quote comes to mind, “where ever you are be there”. In other words if you are having a shower then focus on the task at hand, feel the water running over your body, enjoy having a wash and ‘be’ in that moment.
Thinking about what ‘should’ or ‘could’ have been is a wasted thought process because it is in the past. Worrying about what ‘might’ happen is also wasted energy – what if it never happens? You have just wasted an opportunity to enjoy the moment you were in by thinking about something that may never occur…why would you do that?
Learning to be present 100% of the time is the key to enjoying life. Looking for opportunities to laugh, smile and have fun will appear to you more often when your mind is not pre-occupied with the things that are not in that moment.
Let me leave you with a wonderful saying:
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that is why they call it the present.”
Have a happy and in the moment week.