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It’s December 20th and I’m sitting in a too cold sunroom in St. Petersburg, Florida. The temperature outside was 61 degrees. I know. Life is tough for us Floridians.The time is 5:30 am
It’s my routine of waking up at 5:30 every morning, and I’ve been doing it for so long that my eyes don’t need an alarm clock to open — even on weekends. I love mornings. I love hot coffee, and I love the chance to have a few moments of quiet before the sun comes up and my day begins.
Many of us have difficulty meditating. The mind just doesn’t want to shut up. Think, think, think. We think we can get away with it. We get bored with the things that irritate us. Many of us live with drama every day. Anxiety fills our chest, and we are constantly trying to shake off the feeling of frustration.
Life becomes what we are “going through”. We survive, we persevere, and we hope for happier days to come. We are waiting to retire. Wait for things to slow down.
“I’m an old man and know a lot of trouble, most of which never happened.” -Mark Twain
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Sitting quietly in the quiet darkness, only your breath can tune you into the present moment. Close your eyes and listen to your breath in utter solitude, and you will find pure peace in it. A sense of calm will envelop you like a warm blanket.
But watch out – negative thoughts come. They’ll start sneaking in. Thought streams will come in. The mind is cunning; it wants to come in. You need to keep a tight grip on your thoughts.this is your time yourself. Just like when you first start exercising, there will be resistance. There will be a feeling of “I can’t do it”.
Stick with it because it’s a practice; results don’t happen overnight. Show up every day and give you 10 minutes, 15 minutes, whatever you can do. Over time, the benefits of your practice of being present will start to show up in your life. Being in the moment is a superpower for business owners. This is where creativity is; this is where passion is; this is where true happiness is.
organize your thoughts
By giving your mind a break, you’re cleaning the house. tidy. You create a space between your busy, overthinking mind and what really matters.
After meditation, grab your journal and plan your day. Think about how you want your day to go. Invest in it with a plan and don’t sacrifice your health. Put it first. Remember, your thoughts cannot be more important than your feelings. Do the things that make you feel best first.
From that space, go into your day.
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Ability to connect with your employees and customers
Remind yourself that the present moment is exactly where you need to be to connect with people on a deeper level. When you’re actually there, people can feel it. When you walk into the office, you exude positivity. When someone needs you and you give them your undivided attention, they will remember that.
If something disturbing does arise, give it your full attention and let it go. It’s gone. On to the next thing.
Breathe and reset. If it really got you stuck, take another 10 minutes to remember the truth. It exists only in your mind right now. The event passed. let it go.
conserve your energy
Feeling negative emotions takes a lot of energy. You can actually feel it physically. The head feels heavy. Stiffness in the shoulders, back, and jaw. Bruxism (bruxism) affects millions of people. You know why? We are under pressure. We are not loose.
Living in the moment preserves our energy and even cultivates it. Positive energy flows through you when you’re not worried and happy to be where you are. You’ll be able to accomplish things you’ve always wanted to do, and you’ll even have the energy to have some fun.
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make you grateful
When you are in the present moment, peace surrounds you. You are not looking for the next step. You are happy with the status quo.
You don’t worry about what happened in the past, and you don’t worry about what will happen in the future. you are here. Appreciation and gratitude bloom within you.
As a business owner, you might say, “But I have to plan and push. My drive gets us to the next level. It keeps us growing.”
Drives don’t need to disappear. It is beneficial to have your goals and work towards them. But remember, what you’re looking for isn’t there – it’s in the present moment. If you are a human being on earth, you want peace, health and happiness.
You may want wealth too, but don’t sacrifice your health for wealth. That’s the old way. We are learning a lot about minds, bodies and human behavior. If you study people who have been successful in all areas of their lives, you’ll quickly discover a pattern: a sense of presence; appreciation; a desire to learn and grow; and a connection to nature and deep within. I wish you all a very successful 2023.