What do you mean by ‘Now is Now’? Blake asks, Mishu answers #DearMishu #NowIsNow

Now is Now – Really, it is

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Dear Blake,

When I say Now is Now, I’m trying to remind you to focus on the moment you are in, instead of your worries about tomorrow or yesterday. #NowIsNow #DearMishu #Mindfulness

Love,

Mishu

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Now is Now. Mishu posts about it a lot.  Like here and here and here
Why? Because so many of us forget to breathe, forget to pay attention to what  is happening now in this very moment.

Even if you’re under a lot of stress, and have a lot of worries. If you stop for a minute and just exist in the moment you are in, you can find relief from that stress. Look at the sunset. Breathe and appreciate that you can. Look at your dog, your child, your friend. Pay attention to how lucky you are to have food to eat, or clean water.

Mishu’s tips on dealing with stress

Now is Now – it doesn’t mean you always have to be happy

That doesn’t mean that you have to be happy and calm all the time, just because you might have it good compared to some people in this world. There are always people who have it worse. Sure,¬†it can be helpful to remind yourself of that when you’re getting upset about small things. But there are also probably people who have it better.

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Now is Now doesn’t mean discounting your feelings of worry. All it means is:

All the things you worry about are not happening now. #NowIsNow #DearMishu Click To Tweet

True, they might happen later. Or they might have already happened.

But right now they are not happening. Let me repeat: Right now, all the things that you’re worried about are not happening.

So just be in the now for a couple minutes. ¬†It’s a good place to be.

Now is Now. Woman and sunrise photo

Now is Now. This one moment is amazing.

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14 Comments

  1. That’s a great piece of advice! It’s so important to not get wrapped up in worries and stress about things that may or may not happen soon that you miss out on the here and now!

  2. This is another great reminder to stay in the present, the now. This is very similar to our post today, If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time…

  3. Thanks for this impawtant reminder, Mishu. We get so caught up in the stress of every day, we need to just sit back and relax and live in the moment.

  4. Such an important message. It’s great to have goals and things to strive for, but it’s so important to live in the moment. Way to go Mishu.

  5. Focus on the moment. Not always easy to do, but the best thing to do.

  6. I love the idea of NOW IS NOW and will steal…I mean BORROW that phrase going forward. Mishu is very wise.

  7. Great article and good reminder that we should live in the moment and not worry about tomorrow, our lives would be less stressful

  8. This is real mindfulness isn’t it. Wherever you are be there completely for fuzzily off elsewhere.

  9. oh I love this!! stealing it!

  10. I really like this, too, and will try to remember it the next time I am feeling super stressed.

  11. That is a very good phrase and explanation to keep in mind!

  12. This is a great post, thank you!!

  13. You’re so right! It’s important to live in the moment! Worry is not a productive activity.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  14. I keep trying to remember this valuable lesson.

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