Your “In the Moment” Moment Isn’t What You Think It Is

Your “In the Moment” Moment Isn’t What You Think It Is

There’s a popular saying that goes, “The present moment is all you have.” But what does that really mean? And more importantly, how can you make sure you’re living in the present moment instead of letting your mind dwell on past experiences or worrying about the future?

by David Stone

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Are Your Really In the Present Moment?

To truly live in the present moment, you need to be aware of your thoughts and feelings in the here and now. That doesn’t mean you need to be constantly thinking about what’s happening in the moment, but it does mean being aware of your surroundings and being mindful of your reactions to things that are happening. 

One way to do this is to practice meditation or mindfulness. Meditation can help you focus your mind on the present moment and become more aware of your thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness involves being aware of your thoughts and feelings as they happen, without judgment. 

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Another way to live in the present moment is to savor positive experiences as they happen. When something good happens, take a few moments to savor the experience and pay attention to how it makes you feel. This will help you remember the experience more vividly and appreciate it more fully. 

Finally, don’t forget to enjoy the little things in life! Too often, we let the little things pass us by without really taking notice. But those little things can add up to a lot of happiness if we take the time to appreciate them. 


The present moment is all we have, so it’s important to make sure we’re living in it as much as possible. By being aware of our thoughts and feelings, practicing meditation or mindfulness, savoring positive experiences, and enjoying the little things in life, we can make sure we’re making the most of every moment.

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