Today be Present in the Moment

Being present in the moment is something I learned later in life and at some cost. Life can get hectic, bills, stress at work, you could fill in dozens of more distractions.

What do we mean by being present in the moment? If your children are tugging on you to pay attention to them. When your mind is somewhere else, focused on how you’re going to pay the rent, for example. Kids can sense when you’re not paying total attention.

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Even a spouse can sense when you are not really there. The mind is sifting through tons of garbage, not what is at hand. Just, not paying attention.

It’s easy to justify the stress overtaking the moment. “If I don’t focus on my work, we don’t eat.” That very well may be true to a point. Eight o’clock at night business is closed, you can give your spouse, or children some of your time.

Being able to be present at the moment with family is precious. You can’t get back time, ever! What I learned the hard way is that your stress will be there in the morning, why not leave it at the front door. Easier said than done!

Here are some things I do today so that I can be present at the moment:

  1. Stress if I allow overtaking my brain, makes matters worse. Learn to harness your fear. If you freak out, that is precisely what your Universe will deliver to you!
  2. Meditate daily. Learn to relax, focus your mind. It’s in these moments solutions will come to you. Peace will come to you!
  3. Breathe, you heard me breathe. During the day, stop and breathe. Take a couple deep cleansing breaths and then breath in through the nose and out through the mouth. Do this for about a minute only. Try it you will be amazed.
  4. Prioritize time for your family. They’re way more important than ANYTHING else you could be focused on. Happy breeds Happy in your home! You bring the stress and guess what, that’s what the family gets, stress. Stop it!
  5. Take a walk. I am not talking about going to the gym to take a step. Get outside and clear your head. Enjoy the world around you. Learn to relax. Walking helps to do this. This is not a workout walk, this is holding the hand of your spouse walk.

Don’t put this off until tomorrow, next month, you need to give this gift to yourself. Time is more precious than we imagine while stressed out. If you can’t be present at the moment for your family voluntarily, what would happen if heaven forbid you were forced to focus. A health reason, someone got injured, you could find time then.

Don’t waste this precious time in your life focused on the bills, work stress, hell everyone has that. Give those that love you, YOU! Don’t tell your children you’re too busy. Don’t tell your spouse you’re too busy.

Unaquivicably, I can tell you that all the stress, worry, I brought too my life didn’t make tinkers damn in the final outcome. Meaning, it only brought more of the same full frontal stress!

Stop at the moment breathe, smile, and enjoy.

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Pets For Hope

I’m starting a series on Pets For Hope. How a pet can bring peace and harmony to a home. Pets are such beautiful souls that can fill a sad and lonely heart with love. So I thought it would be fun to write about my dog Glitzy. Share the joy she has brought to my life and the people Glitzy comes in contact with.

Glitzy is about 6 years old now. Glitzy is half Chijuajua and half Pomeranian a ChiPom. She fit into a coffee mug when we first brought her home. She was very little the runt of the litter, but she was sweet to us when we were choosing her. She also had amazingly beautiful fur and markings.

As she grew, she became very attached to me. It might be because every day when I came home, I would love her and keep her with me all the time. She always slept next to me.

Keep in mind I really did not want a dog, but she totally stole my heart. We became inseparable. All the reasons that I didn’t want a pet went out the window. To much trouble, messy and the list went on. dog, pet, lonely

Each day when I come home she greets me with a joy that only a dog can bring. Nothing but pure love hits the door. She doesn’t come to the door and complain her bones were not plentiful enough, the house was too cold, she simply comes ready for me to pick her up and receive the kisses she loves to give.

She has taught me how to pick up bones when she throws them off the couch or bed. She barks at me to go for walks so she can have a treat. Her new thing is to go out the door turn right back around go to her treat jar and bark. Sneaky little thing.

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Glitzy Watching TV

I am not sure how but instinctively she knows when it’s my day off. She will not let me leave the house without her. Days I go to work she gets back up in my bed and curls up with the covers. She will literally jump off the back of the couch at me if I am walking towards the door. Needless to say, most places I go so can she.

She loves TV!

If you’re living alone, going through a divorce or whatever life circumstance that may have you a bit lonely. I encourage you to go to a local shelter and just see. Play with a few dogs and see what comes of it. Pets quickly become family.

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