It takes literally 30 seconds to make someone’s day. So what then is our excuse for putting those we care about on the back burner, or somehow otherwise making them feel second rate? True, life gets busy and we tend to forget that those around us still need and deserve our presence.
Life is stressful enough without worrying if the apple of our eye or our family knows how much we truly appreciate and care for them. So then, what can we do daily to make them aware of our true intent and feelings for them? Enter mindfulness and presence to the rescue.
What does it mean to be mindful and present? It means taking the time out to put our phone down, turning off the television, not mentally crunching numbers or making lists of things we’ve left to do at the office, trust me when I tell you all that stuff will still be there. Your loved ones on the other hand may not. So it is vital to ensure they know how we feel each moment of every day before it is too late.
But, what do we do to find the time in our increasingly busy days? How can we take more time to be present with those we love? There are a ton of ways in reality, but here are a few just to get you started.
Simple Ways To Disconnect From Life & Be Present
The point is that it does not matter where you go or what you do, so much as who you do it with and why. Just a few minutes in the morning even can help ease any tensions or interpersonal conflicts. It can reestablish that loving bond that life tends to efface and wear down over time.
Connection to others is a deep human need wee all possess and is a vital part of a happy, healthy lifestyle. So what are you waiting for? There are no engraved invitations for the right moment and trust me, there’s never just going to be time- we have to make the time. There will always be something that needs to be done, but we need to make time for what’s most important in this life. Ourselves and each other are the single most important things we have in life, everything else is replaceable.
Be good to yourselves. Be good to each other. And be blessed you’re alive to have the things you have but be more grateful for those in your life that loved you even when you had nothing.