The advise, in this post’s title, is what I got while visiting Caroline Bakker’s blog. It has me paused and mulled over Ms Bakker’s point – this moment in time, once gone, will never return. Never. Not in the same form.
The lessons to me is straightforward – mindful moment. Not carpe diem nor seize the moment, but simply try to relax and be present. Sounds simple? Rather easier said than done? I am with you, but it behooves us to try. You only get this moment once!
The phrase grabs my attention. Its finality tone cuts to a renewed perspective. Of course, I do not want to miss this moment, especially when it involves significant others or important tasks. So, what do I need to do?
Foremost, begin with a fresh mind. Our minds are inundated or preoccupied most of time. Either dwelling in the past conversations or thinking about what to say next. Meanwhile the present moment slips into the past. Remember, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
With a fresh mind and a relaxed body, use the phrase “you only get this moment once” as a touchstone to focus and frame your attention on your goals. So you can be present and fully engaged in the here and now. And most importantly be your authentic self.
And through practice, you may find this approach actually more efficient, absorbing, and effective.
How do you clear your mind?