Live in the moment. I’m sure you’ve heard it before. Sounds simple, but when you go through day-to-day existence you realize that it’s actually quite difficult.
We spend too much time replaying past moments or planning for the future that we forget what’s happening right in front of us.
Unfortunately this can negatively affect our lives. A research study found that people who spend too much time thinking about the past are generally less happy.
The happiest people enjoy the present moment as much as they can.
In fact, this is the goal of a popular movement called mindfulness, which science is showing offers some amazing health and mind benefits.
Here are 10 quotes to inspire you to enjoy the present moment:
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” – Henry David Thoreau
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho Marx
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray
“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” – Albert Einstein
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Overthinking will not empower you over things that are beyond your control. So, let it be if it is meant to be and cherish the moment.” – Mahsati A
“The best thing about now, is that there’s another one tomorrow.” – Tim Tharp