5 More Quotes About Being Present To Help You Live Your Best Life
In my previous post, I discussed 5 quotes that were all about being fully present in your day to day life. Being fully present can help you enjoy and appreciate all aspects of your life today, perhaps even more than you normally might.
In this post, I'm continuing the theme and have 5 more quotes about being present. So read on to find out more about how being fully present can help you care for yourself and manage your stress before your stress manages you.
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious the time is you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored." Earl Nightingale
Happiness can sometimes feel elusive especially if you equate happiness with some vague time in the future. For example, when I get my new high profile job then I’ll be happy. Or when I lose the weight, then I’ll be happy. NO! What can you do to be happy at this very moment, because that is all you truly have. Tomorrow is promised to no one.
"The most effective way to combat stress and anxiety is to return home to this moment; to tune in to what you can control. Being present develops your spiritual muscles. When we are aligned with the present, we are grateful, we are at peace, we find acceptance with ourselves exactly how we are." Hania Khuri-Trapper
This quote makes me think of mindfulness. To be fully present in a moment can be the elixir that you need to manage your stress before your stress manages you. Particularly if you are engaging in a pleasurable activity. Bring your full self and attention and you may find your stress melting away.
"Nothing that happened before this moment has any power over you whatsoever, except to the extent to which you carry it into this moment. Dwell in the present with full forgiveness of yourself and others, and your life will be lifted to divine right order...perfection, prosperity and peace." Marianne Williamson
It's funny how the person that we are the hardest on and the most unkind to is ourselves. Our self talk can be so negative that we say things to ourselves that we wouldn’t dream of saying to another. When you’ve having one of those moments, take a minute and notice what you’re saying to yourself, then use positive self talk and be in the presence of your greatness.
"If you feel anxiety or depression, you are not in the present. You are either anxiously projecting the future or depressed and stuck in the past. The only thing you have any control over is the present moment; simple breathing exercises can make us calm and present instantly." Tobe Hanson
As this quote states, breathing can really help you regulate your emotions and be present in what is currently happening. Try this short exercise:
Take a quick scan of your body.
Are any parts of your body in pain?
Do any feel exceptionally good today?
What sensation do you experience when you wiggle your fingers or toes?
Now take a deep breath and pay attention to your breath.
How does it feel as your lungs expand with air?
What are the sensations that you experience as your breath leaves your nostrils?
Breathe in and out, while continuing to pay attention to how you feel.
Exercises such as the one listed above can help you focus your attention to the present moment.
"If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong." Masaru Emoto
One great way to stay in the present is to use affirmations. Affirmations are statements that help you affirm yourself – your ability, your power, your strength why you are an important part of this world. They will help you get through whatever difficult situation you’re facing at this very moment.
So there you have it! 5 more quotes that will help you focus on the now in order to begin enjoying your life more fully. Read the quotes and try to incorporate the one that speaks to you into your daily life. It might not be easy, but you can do it because it's all about Making Time.
Let's talk. Which quote will you use to be more fully aware of your present? Let me know in the comments section.
Cassandra Martin-Himmons is a facilitator, stress management coach and author of “Yes I’m Grateful,” a gratitude journal. She believes in empowering her clients to help them manage their stress and increase self-care. In her spare time, she enjoys papercrafting, volunteering and travel. Connect with her on Instagram or LinkedIn