“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” -Buddha
It is easy to get lost in our thoughts. When we are doing mundane tasks, driving in our cars, sitting in meetings, or suffering through a boring lecture, it is very easy to think about the past or imagine future scenarios. Unfortunately, mental wanderings happen at the expense of the moment. Once we start down that path, we begin to miss the life that is happening around us. We have conversations with people and don’t remember anything that was said. We miss our children growing up because we spend too much time in our own heads. Staying present and focused can help alleviate a great deal of the stress. Being “in the moment” can help because:
  • Dwelling on negative experiences that happened in your past continue to hurt you as if you are still experiencing them. Those events are over and you cannot change them. Put them in a box, tape the box shut, and forget about