Happiness

Live in the Moment

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The art of life is to live in the present moment

Emmet Fox

 

As we mentioned, strategy No. 1 for attaining happiness and fulfillment is to live in the moment.

We all know that we live in a world with a fast-paced environment where everything has to be done at once and right away, multi-tasking is the norm of the day.   People believe that in order to be successful and happy they have to chase the future on a constant basis, your mind has to be always on the next task, the next goal by constantly playing catch-up ... ahhh the rat-race!

 

This tendency to focus on getting things done is of course not categorically negative - accomplishments are good things! Yet constantly focusing on the next thing ironically ends up keeping you from the very success you are chasing.

The problem is, we keep delaying our happiness in favor of getting more things done so that we can be even happier later, or so we think. The delaying process usually goes on forever, damaging the very success and happiness we are seeking. 

 

Instead, live and enjoy the moment, the present. Focus on what's happening in front of you right now - focus on one thing at a time, be present instead of having your mind on the next thing.

 

These are some exercises that may help you live the present:

  • Practice consciously being present:  focus exclusively n the task at hand 

  • Meditate:  it cultivates a state of calm and quiet in your mind

  • Breathe focus: when you find your mind wandering in the past or future focus your attention on your breathing, it brings you back to the present.

  • Truly experience pleasure:  whether emotional (such as love) or sensual (taste, touch or sound) - savor the experience completely

  • Technology fasting:  understand the importance of unplugging, after business hours and weekends, let your mind rest from all the various technology gadgets (yes-including your cell phone) - let your mind rest and relax.

 

 

 

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The Six-sided Key to Happiness and Success

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The path to long-term success and well-being is often the opposite of what we are told in our society and environment.

 

The following are actually the key strategies for attaining happiness and success:

 

1. Live (or work) in the moment:

Instead of always thinking about what's next in your to-do list, focus on the task at hand. You will become more productive & focused with less stress.

 

 2. Tap into your resilience:

Instead of living in overdrive, train your nervous system to bounce back from setbacks. It will allow you to control the moment,       yourself and allow you to face difficulties and challenges with ease.

 

3. Manage your energy:

Instead of engaging in exhausting thoughts and emotions, learn to manage yourself by remaining calm and centered. You will be able to save precious mental energy for the tasks that really need your focus.

 

4. Do nothing:

Instead of spending all your time and energy on constant tasks (especially in today's fast-paced environment), give yourself a break, make time for idleness, fun, social life. you will become more creative and innovative and be more likely to come up with new ideas.

 

5. Be good to yourself:

Instead of playing only to your strengths and being self-critical be compassionate with yourself and understand that your brain is built to learn new things. you will improve your ability to excel in the face of a challenge and learn from mistakes.

 

6. Show compassion to others:

Instead of being focused on yourself, show interest and compassion towards those around you and maintain supportive relationships. You will dramatically increase the loyalty and commitment of those around you.

 

Hopefully, these strategies will help you improve your well being, happiness and live a life of meaning and purpose  - hence, making you successful.

 

 

 

One of the core values we have as a company is to inspire and empower people in all aspects of their lives. Additionally, if you want to read about our Custom Software Solutions and Consulting Services, please visit www.isucorp.ca