Updated: Sep 13, 2022
You could be doing something else
But at this moment you are choosing to be here with me
Reading the words in front of you, because you find this newsletter valuable...
But to extract the value from the reading, you need to remain present in the moment
If you allow your mind to wander, you will miss things and have to go back and re-read them
Which is not a valuable use of your time, in fact, it's a waste of your valuable time
But this does not only pertain to the reading like you're doing here today
This goes for everything in life...
Anytime you can remain present, you can escape negative emotion
And when you escape negative emotion, you can focus more
You can extract all the value and learn much quicker
It's when we get lost in thought that we lose
And get distracted with emotions
Instead of staying here...
Life is a journey
And a lot of this is new to me
I've only understood things like "being present" recently...
My journey within started nearly 5 years ago now, it's just the start
In fact, I will be learning for the rest of my lifetime, and I think you all should too
When you remain curious, you learn new skills like being more present
And things like this can completely alter your mindset on life
That is what it's done for me in the past few years
And I now see things differently today
I can escape the negativity...
WHERE ARE YOU ANCHORED?
I heard this on The Diary of a CEO
Which is a damn good podcast, with a great host and guests!
Anyway, I heard a guest talk about this concept once, and it stuck with me...
Think about where depressive and anxious emotions are anchored when they arise
When the emotion is depressive, the thought is often anchored in the past
And when it's anxious, the thought is often anchored in the future
Think of a bad break up or relationship ending in the past
If you go there, does it bring up negative emotion?
Often times yes, but if you come back me
And the words on the page here
Those negative emotions
Get left behind...
IT'S YOUR CHOICE...SORRY
This part is tough to hear
But in the end, the choice is yours
Next time you are feeling a negative emotion/s
Ask yourself where are your thoughts are anchored at that time
I can guarantee you that they're not going to be in the present moment
They are going to be anchored in the past or in the future, but not in the present
And this is when you need to decide for yourself how you want to proceed
You can either...
1) Remain anchored in the past/future and suffer through the pain, or...
2) Bring yourself back to the present moment in front of you
In the end, the choice is yours to make my friends
And often times you need to move on
Or stop anticipating ahead
Don't keep suffering...
This might not be a "new" concept
But I find we all struggle to really master this skill
The ability to remain present, so here are a couple of things I do...
1) I meditate. Not daily, but I do my best to find 10-15 minutes most days
2) I write. This I do daily, and you must be present to write good compelling copy
These two things have helped me avoid negative emotions and stay present
What's even better? I get a lot more done and grow much quicker!
I CHOOSE to be present, active, and build every single day
I don't have time to be stuck in the past or in the future
And either should any of you, the time is now...
You have to learn to let go my friends
Because positive emotions
Are anchored here
In the now...
What are you doing to stay present?
Steven Arthur George aka CannaBeme