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Being Present - An Antidote to Stress

Updated: Jun 26

We spend so much of our time worrying about what needs to be done next. Re-living situations out of our control. Never present. Never in this moment – the only one there is. Our lives can be filled with problems, but when we narrow life down to just this exact moment and ask if we have a problem right now, right this second, a lot of the time we don’t. There will always be something for you to do, and if you always live in the space of what’s next, you never get to relax in the moment.

‘Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now’. - Eckhart Tolle 

Try this: 

  • Mantra: I take each day one step at a time. Use this everyday.

  • Stop what you're doing and focus on your breath.

  • Breathe.

  • Slow, slow, slow.

  • Deepen every inhale and every exhale

  • Choose one task that needs to be done and give it all of your attention.

  • When it's done, move onto the next.

  • One step at a time.

Stress affects your entire body. When you’re stressed, you’re not in a state of ease. Disease is dis-ease. It’s a lack of ease in your body. Set an intention with me to bring some pockets of ease into your day starting with being present. Ps. Here's my favourite books that help me live in the present: Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now Michael Singer - The Surrender Experiment & The Untethered Soul

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