It’s very easy to get wrapped up in our busy lives , to get lost in the past or future , always thinking ahead at the next thing you will be doing and we forget to live in the moment. We forget to smell the fresh air, see how beautiful our surroundings are, actually taste our food, feel the soft sheets and we close our eyes for bed. Being present has always been a struggle for me but I make an effort to work on it everyday, I stop what I’m doing for just five minutes and be completely in the here and now, I usually do this in the morning whilst my hot tea is brewing beside me. It clears my mind and brings a feeling of calm and relaxation. Sometimes my thoughts start to run crazy and once I notice I just become present again, not criticize or get annoyed at my high traffic mind but just become aware that they are there and return to the here and now. I’ve also started walking half an hour everyday, no phones allowed just Myself, Freddy in the Pram and nature. I make an effort to look at the trees and notice the colours, feel the weather, the hot sun or cool breeze, smell the air, listen to the birds and different sounds and its such a beautiful part of my day ( I probably look like a crazy person walking up the street with a big smile on my face sniffing the air ha ha but its amazing!)
I find being near the ocean is a really easy way to become present and really live in the moment, there’s something so calming about the big blue. Head to the beach walk to where the ocean meets the golden sand and feel the ocean between your toes, close your eyes and be present, smell the air, feel the breeze, listen to the waves, just be present in that moment.
Live life and… feel the ocean between your toes.. be present. I think its important to be present for this one so no photos necessary but if you want to capture the moment after you’ve experienced that feeling of being peaceful, present and alive then snap away or ask someone to Capture the moment for you and share with hashtag #livelifeand
Add it to your live life list!
xxx With Love SC