How To Be More Present In The World

The world seems difficult at the moment. People are warring, politics is harsh and terrifying, and it’s getting harder and harder to rely on our own instincts. A lot of us are starting to think that we need to rely more deeply on ourselves and our most innermost thoughts and instincts. Here are some tips on how to be more present in your everyday life.


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Observe People

One of the best ways to learn about yourself is to figure out the sort of responses that you evoke in other people. Consider how you can adapt your behaviour to make other people feel comfortable, and look at your own body language – are you smiling? Are you open, or are your arms folded over your chest? Also, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to fill quiet spaces all the time. Allowing yourself time to think and breathe is an absolutely crucial part of the quest to get to know yourself better. In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a character says “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” Although mindless chat is fun sometimes, remember that you don’t have to insert your words into every quiet space. Simply being is often enough.


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Learn About Psychic Abilities

You may believe in psychics, or you may not – they may be real, and again, they may not. No one can prove it – but one thing is for certain: they can change the way that you look at your life. There are some completely honest psychics out there and others who are crooks and who will use your body language and responses to find exactly what you want to hear. Are they telling your future? Nope. But that doesn’t mean that nothing will be revealed to you. Anything that interprets your personality in some small way can be used to reflect back on yourself, whether that’s a palm reader or a tarot reader – you can find tarot reading phone numbers online if you don’t want to track one down in your local area. Simply opening yourself to the possibility of learning about yourself will enable you to do so.


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Discover Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but the truth is that you don’t need any workshops or fragrances or extensive literature to understand it. Rather, you just need to remember that being mindful means being present. It’s so easy to focus on your regrets from the past or your worries about the future but if we’re completely honest with ourselves, happiness can only be found in cherishing what we have in the moment. If you’re busy thinking about whether or not it’s going to rain tomorrow, you won’t notice the sun shining outside. If you find it hard to be present in the moment, then try meditation. You don’t have to do it for hours or twist yourself up into a pretzel doing a yoga routine. Instead sit still for five minutes and focus intently on your breathing. It might be hard at first, but the more you do it, the easier it will get.

 

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