One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow.
So today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live”.
- Dalai Lama
Thoughts are made manifest through our actions and behaviour. Instead of letting the mind wander, learn how to stay present, set your mantra to stay present, savouring each moment of the day, not matter the outcome.
If your mind is quite active and you daydream throughout the day, consider why you do so. Maybe you get bored easily at work, or aren’t focused 100% on a task at hand. Maybe it’s a distraction from whatever you are going through or sometimes just a simple procrastination thing. Take stock of what you are trying to avoid and bring yourself back to being in the present moment. Use that energy and manifest it instead to enjoying the task at hand, even if it’s mundane daily activities, find the simple pleasures of doing, find something you like about it and celebrate it when it’s done.
If your mind wanders to past events or actions which you regret and wish to change, realise that no amount of wishing can change the past. However you can change your actions so that you can correct wrongs, learn from it, move forward and do your best to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Often mistakes are a way of showing us a weakness or a propensity that we all have, and life offers us great opportunities to become stronger and build up our character through daily activities. If you have wronged someone then you can focus your attention and energy on right now, what can you do to earn forgiveness or make it better, what can you change or do different to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
If you’re consistently thinking into the future of things that you wish for then realise that that’s a great chance to create and make that thought a reality. Instead of just day dreaming o things to come, come up with a plan and steps to achieve that goal. What can you do right now to work towards that thought, is there anything you can change in your life that will eventually lead towards it.
As you start to practice staying present, living each moment to the fullest, you will find a newfound appreciation for all aspects of your life. From work, to home, to your loved ones, you’ll notice the small things that make each day different and special, and even with all the ups and downs life has to offer, you’ve created each and every moment – so today is the day, what will you do with it?