Benefits of being in the present – Staying focus

Benefits of being in the present – Staying focus

I love to talk about this topic because is pretty much underestimated nowadays. With technology getting ahead and ahead we are getting more distracted for reaching our current goals and I am not talking just about fitness goals but life goals in general. I figure it out that my site I want to carry an important message out there not just in fitness but in other areas that I have the opportunity to cover.

For most of my life I have been living with a false sense of what talking true to what my mind says and in the recent years, I started to practice more and more of being self-aware that I am not exactly what my mind says or feels. Imagine if you’re whole existence is based on a single emotion, that would be an obvious lie won’t it be?

We can’t be happy 24/7 or angry the whole as a result this just experiencing something that made you react that way but the truth of the matter the more you practice self-awareness the more control you have over your actions, emotions and especially your mind. Here are some of the Benefits of being in the present.

Cravings are really easier to detect in this state

Why? because you’re mostly focusing on the present moment and not what your mind telling about cheating on your diet. Once you detect that little infamous inner voice giving you an idea of self-sabotage your diet or your schedule you can simply use various methods to stop this idea growing in your mind.

First, you shouldn’t create a resistance towards not listening as the matter of fact it will make it even worse if you try to resist that inner. I am not saying go ahead an act based on what it is saying but stop for a second and try to make sense if you actually need this suggestion to be realized.  I created the post before this one explaining some methods you can apply so that you can stop binging at night but not just at night but any time of the day as well.

Surpassing current level of fitness

This one is huge especially if you are aspiring to be a competitive athlete you need that X-factor inside you to keep surpassing and get better at your craft no matter what sport you are practicing. In my case boxing is the sport I am dedicated and I need to obviously stay in the moment and not let my mind self-sabotage me during a fight.

I won’t let my mind self-doubt take control over me or emotions because the truth of the matter is that the person who makes you react inside the ring will actually have control over you and is willing to pull a lot of stuff that makes you react resulting you to lose composure and beginning to built frustration an fatigue. So this why the present moment is so essential especial on combat sport because it gives you that edge of not reacting but responding according to the situation.

Better relationship with Pain

What I am trying to say is that obviously, you can’t hide from pain, pain is everywhere and no matter how hard you try to hide it will get you the most unexpected moment. And this is part of our life we can’t reject it , as the matter of fact thanks to the pain I suffered from a break up around 2012 I was able to look for another answer that I needed, another piece of the puzzle was missing and some intuition told me and thanks to this I was able to self-evolve into a better person.

Any transformation in life will involve pain whether you like it or not. So quit rejecting it embrace it, use it as a tool to stay in the present moment, notice your self that pain is always experienced in the present but that could come in the form of anxiety( future) depression (past) and with a strong mindset we can let pain be in the present let it stay but never let it control our life resulting in always be traumatized by an experience and therefore triggering fear anger sorrow etc.

 

Being in the present makes you appreciate little details

It makes you a more responsible person knowing that time is a limited resource if you are schedule heavy, you pretty much tackle a lot of challenges or goals to be done for a better future. Like me just doing this website feels I am doing something that will eventually be paid off. Find a passion of yours and be present with it.

Never let your mind distract you from other activities that you are planning and by giving your present self, this even shows when talking to people you’re not rushing a conversation but rather listening every single detail. Because don’t underestimate little details it can be opportunities you didn’t even know and if you ignored then you have might lose an experience to be lived.

In the end, if you make that person remember you because you make them feel good then that’s a positive I guess. Sooner or later your passion will show and might inspire a lot of people you don’t even have an idea. Never underestimate the power of now because it will make every second or minute or hour more valuable that has ever been.

A few more words

I hope this post has to light a bulb or trigger some sort of understanding because for me this has been the biggest lesson in my entire life. Knowing that I have control over me and not letting the experience control my decisions have been a huge deal. And in the contrast, you can tell a lot of criminal act crimes have come from just letting a lie grow upon minds of other a getting a delusion of reality, when in reality they can become something bigger then their inner voice is telling them. I hope you guys enjoy my content and feel free to ask anything I will try to give my attention the best I can.

 

19 thoughts on “Benefits of being in the present – Staying focus”

  1. You bring a very interesting and important topic to our attention, such as achieving our goals, controlling our emotions, accepting the reality. And I totally agree with regarding your statement: Any transformation in life will involve pain whether you like it or not. It is really not easy at all. I think like you say we should not let our minds distract us from current goals and activities. We have to keep it under our control every day. Otherwise we will never achieve our goals. 

  2. I love this topic and I’m glad that you covered it.  I’ve never before related being present and mindfulness with fitness and diet, so I’m really glad that you touched on those point specifically and how they are related.  The video from Alan Watts was interesting, it made me think of people with Alzheimers and how they have no memories, and so they wind up living in the moment.

    • Yeah I guess, it really have help me do a huge impact in my life, and I am talking about becoming that person you need to be in order to conquer your dreams and challenge of this life. 

  3. I must say that this is a really instructive article and real. We are living today in very depressive time and that is affecting our present life and if we don’t solve that problem now it could get even worse in the future. Every one of us should learn how to control emotions.

    • Even if we are surrounded by negativity we have a choice to make which is wonderful, showing others that you don’t fall under the same bad negativity energy might bring inspiration or rivalry, but remember you’re always in control with your actions, don’t let your inner mind sabotage or react based on an experience, this is really hard to practice but the benefits are so worthy to show how strong you are , you are not that of a wimp or complain easily. 

  4. Good high-quality information regarding staying focused. How we control emotions and achieving our goals is a big challenge if you let your mind wander and let doubt creep in. When emotions are involved I like to “practice the pause” before reacting, I have found that staying focused on giving yourself time to think helps in a situation where you have to react. Your article inspires me to really focus better in my daily activities.

    Great post

    Todd

    • I experience that 2 weeks ago, especially before sleeping, my mind was self attacking me with lies about a person i care about and i felt that that hatred or angry self manifested on my heart or chest, really painful so what i did i always self affirmed my self while listening that none of that stuff my head is saying is real, and then keep concentrating on breathing this actually help me forget that anger and momentary moment that saved me from maybe wrecking a good relationship. 

  5. Thank you for this post.  It took me a long time to realize how being aware of the here and now and really paying attention allows me to focus on what matters and control the things that don’t before they get out of hand.  Sadly, this realization, brought my tendency to procrastinate front and center.  A habit I can’t ignore any more.  With this new focus, I’ve found that I’m more productive and my stress levels have been reduced greatly.

    I hope this post will help others in this way.

    Thanks again.

  6. Thank you for this moving and thought provoking article. 

    Being in the present is one the greatest challenges in today’s society and the lack of it hurts us all together and individually too. 

    I used to suffer from anxiety and one of the things that really helped is being aware of the now and just observing the moment we are in. I learned that from doing yoga. However, it doesn’t matter how you get there, as long as there is effort to arrive at self. 

    I agree with you on the point that every change also brings some pain with it. Instead of resisting it, we should welcome it because it’s the announcement of something new and better on the horizon.

    • Yes I agree with you , most people push pain off no body likes to be physically or emotionally hurt, but if you think about it its the straight signal that we are still living a breathing, taking advantage of being positive and with a purpose in life really motivates the hell out of anyone, doing something that its so worthy to you that other might critique but for one its a passion that keep our hearts beating no matter the circumstances. 

  7. Erick, I love you post. You are very intuitive. You comment “Knowing that I have control over me and not letting the experience control my decisions” takes a lot of self knowledge to follow through with. It also has helped me understand better how my mind works and how I can control it not let it control me. 

    • Learn it the hard way, but toward practicing meditation actually I am not sure but reading and blogging keep my concentration razor sharp to notice these behavior and deciding not letting emotions or pain be the trigger of my decisions, self awareness. 

  8. You brought up two excellent points.  The first was the idea of inspiring people with your passion, and the second was being present in each moment.  After all, each of our moments strung together is what creates our lifetime.  Pretty powerful!  Your article also caused me to stop and consider the idea that people will remember us for how well we behaved and the positive they gained from our behavior.  This is something I try to remember daily as I interact with my students.  Thanks for presenting it to me from a different perspective.  It’s helped me refocus my efforts.

  9. Thank you for this thoughtful post. I appreciate your advice on being self-aware in those moments of cravings, e.g. sugar! It’s amazing how the mind can self-sabotage and all the goals and hard work disappear in a moment. I also like your advice to really listen and focus on what others are saying. It’s easy to be thinking about a million other things. Keep up the good work. All the best, Alisa 

    • Yeah the mind is a very powerful thing , but we can control it , we can take charge of our life and it always begins with a small step, not letting the mind setting you an idea that you cant because the fact is you are capable of doing it despite failing multiple time there is always tomorrow and a next time, time perseverance and will power will surely transform life by it self so I hope that you get closer and closer to your goals.

  10. Hello,

    Overall, love the content.  Keep it up.  What if eating is not the problem, i.e. I am 60 and I would say 98% of the time I really only eat a senior size plate. Ex: 6 maybe 8 oz steak, potato, veggie, salad. Most of the time I will have water or milk.  My wife and I do not eat fast food nor so we eat hardly ever any fried foods. Eat all the white meats, incl fish. Will eat red meat 2 sometimes 3 times a month.

    As a truck driver I am in and out of truck upwards of 8-10 times every day, however it is always the same regime (physical tasks). Really not pushing any more than that.  I stay @ the 205-210 lbs, where I should be no more than 170-175 lb range.  Any suggestions?

    So, again eating is not my problem.

    I like your content, discussing how easy we are to become distracted.  Internet for example…before you realize it you are off on several different searches and then 1/2 the day is gone and you still didn’t complete what you originally started.  And then, of course, there is just the normal everyday distractions. 

    Focus…is a very good topic to discuss.

    Again, as a truck driver, if I didn’t keep my eyes on the ball (Focused), which after 18+ years (I am still human), I have found myself not staying focused and that’s when I didn’t notice the vehicle next to me.  Thank God I have never been in an accident, but have had a close call. 

    So, in closing….your content on FOCUS is very good.  Thank you for that!

    Jim

    • Its a combination of different factors, it can be nutritional wise the overall calories you are eating really matter, because being consistent with your same intake will do something, so you can adjust what ever quantity you can adjust, I got many articles talking about this free welcome to read those . 

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