Most of our time is spent by the worries of the past and anxiety of the future. Instead of living in the current moment, our mind resides in days of future and past. Instead of wandering between the future and the past if we focus on living in the present and enjoy every moment, wouldn’t it be awesome? We all realize it at some point in time but still continue to do the same thing. We get pretty much excited for the vacation that’s coming next month and spend a lot of time involved in the excitement. Instead of living in our mind, we can live in the current moment which would at least be the reality. Same with past sorrows or griefs, we continue to think and regret about a mistake that we have already committed. What’s the point if it’s already done? Learn from your mistakes and move on. Life is too short to regret.
What’s the point if all the stress and anxiety are just in our mind which doesn’t let us reside in peace. Obviously, it’s difficult to get rid of our thought process and the thoughts we consistently are involved in as it has become a habit and it’s something that we have been doing for years. But the thing with difficult things is , it gets easier with each try, after all, it’s your mind and you should be the one in control of your thoughts and if not should at least be able to channelise the thoughts into the right direction by fooling your brain maybe. One of the techniques that I recently started using is categorizing each disturbing thought ( that makes me either excited or worried ) that comes into my mind into two categories i.e., either from the past or about the future and then release it. Its more like going above your brain and observing your thought process from a higher point of view, from where a lot of things which seem to be huge from within would be too small to even spend time thinking of.
Everyone can have some kind of hack to get this right, which might include looking at the bigger picture or fooling your brain into something else. Which is different from person to person but again needs to be tried to make it easier to accomplish. It’s better to live in the current moment of reality that to live in the days of future and past in thoughts.