I am always striving to be more present in my life. How often do we get lost in our thoughts of the past or future? We want to be happy, but somehow we never get there. One great way to stay present is by creating a mantra that allows you to be grateful for what you have.
This week's mantra was "I love my life, I love my life. Thank you." I can say it repeatedly when feeling down and out until my mood is lifted. I also wanted to observe how I felt by trying to remain present for a full day. It is hard, as negative thoughts tend to sneak in when you least expect them.
Another way to stay present is by doing something you love daily. This can be anything from reading a book, listening to your favourite podcast, painting, walking or taking a yoga class at your local gym. Whatever makes you happy when you do it regularly will help keep your mind from wandering into the past or future. It is all about quieting that monkey mind.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!