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Focus on The Present To Unlock Life's Simple Joys

Would you like to learn how to be a life enthusiast? I would love to dive into the magical world of mindfulness and the art of living in the present moment. I wonder if you might be thinking "What is so special about the now". Buckle your seat belt because we are going to uncover why embracing the present moment can turn even the most ordinary moment into the extraordinary.



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How many distractions do you think you receive in a day? Emails, notifications, to-do lists, deadlines, ect. What if, amid all the nonsense there was a hidden treasure? There is, and it's called the present moment.


Picture if you will, sitting on the deck or patio on a warm sunny morning. You are drinking your favorite hot beverage whether it's coffee or tea. The cup is being held in both hands, and the warmth of the mug is being felt in your hands. The aroma of your coffee or tea is drifting through the air. When you are experiencing this moment, there is no anxiety or worry. Instead, you are immersed in the present moment and the pleasure of enjoying your morning beverage. You are savoring each sip as you enjoy the moment.



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It's not just about the coffee or tea (but let's be real either of them is pretty great). The real beauty comes in the fact that living in the moment allows us to appreciate the small things that typically go unnoticed. It may be the sound of the birds chirping, the feel of the sunshine on your skin, or even the taste of your favorite food. If you learn this practice, there is magic to be found in even the most mundane of things.


So, you may be asking how we start practicing this thing called mindfulness and living in the moment. All you have to do is pause, take a breath, and tune in to your surroundings. Notice the sights, the sounds, and the sensations that are happening right then and there. Let go of the distractions and allow yourself to be present in the moment.



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One very powerful way to practice mindfulness is through meditation. All you need is a few moments a day to quiet the mind and focus on breathing to train yourself to be more present in all aspects of your life. The best part is you don't need any fancy equipment or special skills to get started. All you need is a quiet spot and a willingness to be still.


A common misconception is that mindfulness is all about meditation. It's also about bringing awareness to every aspect of our lives. Whether you are washing dishes, taking a walk, or spending time with loved ones, try to make a conscious effort to be fully engaged in the experience. Notice the details, find joy in the simplicity, and savor each moment as it comes.



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If we learn to embrace the now, we open ourselves to a world of possibilities. I promise that life will become fuller, richer, and more vibrant when we take the time to appreciate the things that bring us joy. Let's make a pact with ourselves to live each day with intention, cherish each moment, and find the beauty in the ordinary. After all, life is too short to be anything but present.


There is so much joy out there to be discovered. We want to bring that to you every month. More joy, a new hobby, spending more time with friends and family, and doing more of what matters. What are you waiting for if you are not on our email list or following us on social media? You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Pinterest.


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woman in a field with balloons experiencing life's simple joys







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