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  • Writer's pictureANIYSA RAIFORD

3 WAYS TO STAY STILL & STAY PRESENT


It’s so hard to just stay present in the moment. Everything and everyone is always in such a rush, but if you just stay still in the present moment, you won’t have to rush life.

Stop for a moment, and don’t rush your experiences, trading life long, worthwhile moments for simple instant gratification.

Now to me that just sounds silly. But here’s the thing, we do it all the time. Don’t leave me hanging now! Think about it, when was the last time that actually took a breath in and exhaled out? When’s the last time you actually sat still with yourself and with your thoughts? Is your mind always racing?


If it is and you’re like me, then it’s time for you to relax. It’s time for you to be still, especially in this moment. So I want to help you out, and bear with me, this isn’t a one size fit all application here. We are complex individuals. I do, however, hope that this can be a launching pad to help you develop your own techniques to appreciate stillness in your life. Here are some things that I like to do to stay still and be present in the moment :

1. I like to be by myself and be with my own thoughts. There’s nothing wrong with being by yourself to just think. Honestly, I’m able to encourage others and have some reflection time of my own choices and where I am in life, and how I can do and be better!


2. I like to journal or just write down notes or just jot things down. I know not everyone is too fond of writing, but I feel that is such a way to get everything out.


I feel it is so important to get our thoughts out.


Even if you don’t write , use the voice notes app on your phone, I do it all the time to just chronicle how you’re feeling from time to time. You may not be comfortable reading it or writing it for someone to discover, but sometimes saying things out loud makes it more clear to use without even knowing . Get everything out of your brain so that you know what to deal with.


3. Do a solo activity. When was the last time you actually set time away for yourself or did something without needing people? Only yourself!

Now it may be the introvert within talking, but make time for yourself. Self care is so important. Now, I’m not saying anything is wrong with hanging out with people, your significant other, with your friends, or family but you have to know how to be by yourself. How do you know what you like and dislike if you’re always around others ALL THE TIME!

I sometimes feel that people who never want to be alone, or can’t ever find time to be alone with themselves, may not want to face issues within themselves. No judgment zone here at all, but dig deeper as to why you don’t like to be by yourself if that is you, or you see that as a part of yourself. To be yourself, you have to know who you are. Take some time this week to actually relax.

Relax your mind, your soul , your brain and relax your body, just so that you can be present in your moment of life. Friends, take care of yourself please!

I WANT TO KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, WHAT ARE SOME WAYS THAT YOU TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF TO BE PRESENT IN YOUR LIFE?



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