Positive Vibes: Living in the Moment

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It seems that the world we live in is focussed on fast and perhaps, instantaneous results. With the way technology has advanced and how we have kept up, it has almost taken away our ability to slow things down to appreciate the moment we are in and the value of human interaction. Life is supposed to be enjoyed, not endured.

How many times a day you are in a rush? Take a moment and think about it.
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Are you rolling out of bed to get to work, running between meetings, answering e-mails or texts on your phone, booking back-to-back appointments or social engagements, or just simply trying to beating rush hour?

One of the many things that travel has taught me is to enjoy and appreciate the moment that you are in because life can pass you by pretty quickly. Time is something that most of us take forgranted. In some way, shape or form we are able to convince ourselves that we have plenty of it. Could it be because we live in an age of constant distractions?

IMG_4621One of the brilliant aspects of travel is that it forces you to focus on the present instead of worrying about the future. It allows you to forget about time, and let your mind be as still or active as it wants. Savouring that first sip of coffee in the morning, feeling the warmth of the sunshine on your face or reading a good book in a park.

How do we keep those positive vibes with us when we come home? Perhaps, it’s something like a trinket or picture to remind us of how we felt. That zen feeling may not last forever but we can try to remember it and apply it to our stressful days when we get home.

boardwalk-njWhen you shut your day down, leave the grind, gossip and politics behind. Surround yourself with those you can be yourself around while enjoying each other’s company. Try not to get caught up in other people’s expectations and that “fake it ’til you make it” stuff is a bunch of garbage. Take a break from the phone and laptop to remember the moments of the day that made you smile.

Wherever you are to enjoy your surroundings and the environment around you. For that instance, let time stand still and just be present.

Mindfulness is a beautiful thing.

 

5 thoughts on “Positive Vibes: Living in the Moment

  1. It’s true that the world seems to move faster and faster. In the corporate world people are doing the jobs of three, eating lunch at the desk and working overtime, working from home on the weekends and foregoing vacation time. And for what? I’ve known many people who have done that only to have their jobs eliminated. The more you do, the more you will be taken advantage of. You have to set the limits. Take a walk at lunchtime, sit at a park and people watch. Do a short getaway on a weekend, or spend time gardening or on some other hobby. Remember that you work to live, not live to work.

  2. I like the message of this post – I should make it mine, as I actually have a hard time to switch off and relax in general. I even work during lunch with my phone and it is not healthy, I know.

    On a different note, you may want to turn those pictures – they are sideways!!
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  3. Great post! I constantly have to remind myself to live in the moment, especially for my kids. I don’t want to wish away the now because I cannot wait for the future. Traveling is the perfect excuse to turn it all off and immerse yourself in the moment. Travel allows one to relax, reflect and just be.
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