Monday Motivation 25 March 2019 - Be Present

Last Update: March 25, 2019

Today I am reminding myself of the importance to Be Present. Particularly when unexpected change has happened in my world over the past week and all outside of my control.

Although I either meditate or practice yoga daily, I am a tad annoyed at myself for letting my emotions get the better of me on occasion over this past week.

As a mentor of mine says regularly, Feelings are not real.

So going to the beach tonight to Be Present and in the moment and enjoy natures sunset.

What do you do to remain mindful and present?

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1Summer Premium
I detach myself from my cell phone.

Shut myself off from the world for a few hours and absolutely refuse to listen to any news and will not listen to any politics.

And yes, I stay as far away, for a few hours, from social media.

I will listen to music and then just carry on with whatever else I need to do, but I do allow myself to spend time in prayer and reading my Bible because in the end that's the conclusion of the matter!

I'm so glad you're not a robot! You just proved it, you've got emotions!

Congratulations, you're human! :)

Yehhh! :)

Have a good day!
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks so much, Summer, it is so worthwhile to unplug, am just about to go do the same at the beach as we have had an unexpectedly warm day today!
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1Summer Premium
Sounds like fun, good for you!

Cheers!
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TommyVTE Premium
Feelings or emotions they are there, but I don't let them control my life. Maybe for a fraction of the time, but not in a way that it takes over my life in a negative spiral. Meditation or something similar in whatever form help me with that as well doing activities that are totally different. So it makes it more easy to control my mindset.
I always tell people whatever course the negative mindset let it go if you can't change it, if you can change it to the better then change it.
Have a great time on the beach
Tommy
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fleurallen Premium
Yes agreed Tommy - the beach was great am going again today after work! Food for the soul
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TommyVTE Premium
Whatever works to give your mind the rest it's needed on a daily basis.
Great to hear that the beach did the trick for you
Have a great day
Tommy
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fleurallen Premium
Yes agreed and some active yoga this morning!
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lesabre Premium
I think taking a time out is important, perhaps even a bit of meditation. Just wondering about the statement, "Feelings are not real". There are times while working on my site I find it necessary to smoke a lot of Cannabis
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fleurallen Premium
What I mean by 'feelings are not real' is to observe them not 'buy into them' (easier said than done) and use as a guide to know if you're on the right path... I find meditation helps with this
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Hudson Premium
Great message. I go for a walk with my dogs and my wife each afternoon. We live in a rural area and it is just great, peaceful and quiet except at weekends when the 4 by 4 drivers come along, but that’s ok! This helps me reset when I need to, never fails.
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fleurallen Premium
Lovely we have cats but I look forward to having 2 dogs so I can walk daily too - because they make you!
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Dashnow Premium
I remind myself of all the good in my life, pet my fur babies and take a long walk as needed.
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fleurallen Premium
Love fur babies
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RosanaHart Premium
I remain present by playing with and cuddling my dogs!
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fleurallen Premium
Perfect I miss having a pooch
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CandP Premium
We practice yoga daily to help us focus and be present.
C & P
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fleurallen Premium
Awesome I find that helps so much - I've woken with renewed focus
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Vpikelja Premium
Going for a walk in nature if possible.
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fleurallen Premium
Yes connecting with nature is very helpful and keeps me grounded
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JMatonge1 Premium
Enjoy yourself, Fleurallen. You deserve beautiful scenery. good day.
Joseph
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks Joseph I watched the sun set at the beach tonight, completely in the moment
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Twack Premium
I need to be mindful of being mindful as it's not always a given. When I do think about it, I'm ironing. Other times when I need a 'moment' I will count something in my environment, tiles on a ceiling or flecks of dust on a desk. I listen to guided meditations every night as I fall asleep. Every little helps.
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fleurallen Premium
I’m like you listening to guided meditations to sleep
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Barbara49 Premium
Sometimes when I feel things are out of my control which they usually are (lol )I sit down and meditate I practice something called the Mirror or the Mind by Jose Silva and go in my head in my ideal place and just stay. I have to say thank you for all the blessings I have in my life that are often taken for granted but after that, I always feel better
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks for sharing that technique sounds very helpful
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