The Most Important Moment of Your Day: 6 Ways to Create It and Be Happier 140

now is the most important moment of your day

I’m sure you know that a single moment can change it all. It may be an emotional experience, a deep realization or a strong feeling. But after that, you know you’ll never feel the same way again.

Sometimes that moment doesn’t come just like that and we need to do something. Why not create it ourselves?

It may be right after you got up (that’s a magical time as your subconsciousness is quite susceptible, it’s in the morning and the new day starts with all its opportunities) as a part of your morning routine, or in any other moment throughout the day.

Here’s how to do it (this is a short chapter of one of the books I’m offering to subscribers of the site, The Tao of Happiness):

How to Make Any Moment The Most Important One

1. Stay alone for a while, try to breathe deeply, to put a light smile on your face, to slow down and focus on your thoughts.

Now start thinking about all the great things you already have in your life – your family and friends, your home, all the belongings you can’t live without, the sports you enjoy, your hobbies, nature, a pet, future plans, the chance to do what you want with your life, etc.

That should make you smile even more. Do it. And appreciate those things. I mean, really feel the abundance in your life and thank for it.

2. Now see yourself for the amazing human being that you are.

You’re a good friend, colleague, parent, creator, motivator and partner. See all your good qualities, strong sides, potential and powers, remember the things you’re good at and accept your weaknesses and mistakes.
You’ve always done the best you could and you’ve come a long way. Only better things are ahead of you so smile about that.

3. Let go.

Let go of the past with its regrets and the future with its worries. Be aware of how pointless that is and live now.
Stop judging and comparing simply because you know you’re good enough and don’t need to compare yourself to other people’s lives as they’ve been through their own challenges and difficult times.

Stop doubting yourself and caring too much about what others will say. Whatever your decision is, it will be the right thing to do no matter what others think. They don’t have the right to judge you. The only opinion that you should consider is the one you have of yourself.

Let go of control and security. Just make the best of each moment without trying to take control. Realize that it’s an illusion and go with the flow, be like water. Embrace insecurity and feel alive.

4. Experience the moment.

What was and what will be is not important at all right now. The past is gone and the future is uncertain. Probably the only thing you actually possess is the present moment – you have the chance to waste it or spend it wisely. It’s up to you.

5. Let things happen.

Stop interfering and accept the things you can’t change. Your behavior is your choice but everything else is a part of the universal plan. So let things take their course and adjust.

You don’t need to change things or to make something happen. Whatever happens will be the perfect outcome of that situation. Later something else will happen and you’ll have the chance to experience it even more consciously.

6. Contribute.

Nothing really matters if you don’t go beyond yourself and help others. Giving is the best investment and the more you give, the more you get in return. But do it for the greater good and never expect anything back.

Compassion is a universal language. Doing good and being kind is worth it. It changes your life and the life of others who cross your path.

After doing these 6 things you’ll look at the world from another perspective. And – I promise you – it will be a beautiful moment of enlightenment.

If you take this moment each day – it’s a few minutes long – you will soon become a much happier person. Repeated actions lead to the development of habits and soon your mind will get used to focusing on the positive, being grateful and showing compassion.

This post is a small part of my book “The Tao of Happiness”. It’s a simple guide on how to stop seeking happiness in outer sources. And instead find it right here and right now by being grateful, mindful and positive. It’s available for subscribers of LRS.

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Signs You’re Stuck in a Rut (and How to Get Out) 17

signs you're stuck in a rut and what to do about it

Life has its ups and downs for all of us, but sometimes those downs creep up and take hold without us noticing. All of a sudden we look around and realize that we’ve found ourselves stuck deep in a rut. If you don’t know you’re in a rut, it can be very difficult to get out and this can lead to lasting negative effects on your health and happiness.

So how do you know when you’re in a rut?

And, more importantly, what can you do to get back on track?

One of the biggest red flags that demonstrate that you might be drifting listlessly through your own life is that you spend most of it daydreaming of being somewhere else.

It’s perfectly normal to spend some time in the office wishing you were lying on a beach instead, but if this is a permanent state of affairs, it’s a sign that you’re dangerously bored. Try adding some spontaneity into your life to liven things up a bit, at least until that next vacation.

If you don’t have an exotic location to jet off to, you need to make sure you still have some things to look forward to. If the only thing you have any anticipation for is getting into bed at the end of every day, then you’re definitely in a rut and need to start finding enjoyment in the little things in life, appreciating all of the things that come in between waking up and going back to bed again.

Social media is a great tool for lots of things in our lives. But it can also have a very damaging effect on your mental health because it’s easy to be fooled by the edited highlights of their lives people put on there. This can leave you feeling envious because the day to day reality of your life doesn’t look like what you assume everyone’s life is, so stop obsessing over other people and shift your focus back to yourself.

Doing this shouldn’t come at the expense of actually ever seeing other people or doing anything, of course. So if you’re finding that you are spending all of your time at home rather than getting out and seeing friends, or claiming that you don’t have time to do anything (when the reality is quite the opposite), these are all also signs that you need to think hard about changing your habits.

Nobody ever wants to get stuck in a rut, but in a world where work-life balances are getting ever more hard to maintain and technology is eating into face to face interactions, it’s easy to find yourself wondering where your life went. These tips from NetCredit will help you identify whether you are living yours in a rut and will help you start to find your way out again.

More tips on how to get unstuck:

How to Get Your Motivation Back
How to Boost Your Energy and Vitality for a Successful Life
How to Embrace Acceptance in Life
How to Deal with Indecisiveness