Interested in a natural and effective solution to eliminating stress, anxiety or depression?
What if the very same solution could top up your bank account, land you a date, make you younger and twice as productive in a day?
Something with so many benefits is worth exploring, don’t you think?
Especially if it’s free of charge, easy to access and doesn’t take heaps of time!
Too good to be true? There’s only one way to find out and that’s to try it for yourself.
This miracle solution I’m referring to is not something you eat or drink. It’s not someone or some place but it’s something you do. Something, in fact, that you were BORN to do!
It’s the act of PRESENCE.
In other words, it’s the ability to hold your attention and awareness on the here and now.
We are all born with the ability to be fully present. If you ever hang out with a baby you will see how undeniably “in the moment” babies are.
But as we grow up and our mind develops, we learn some destructive habits in what we do with our attention and where we focus our minds. We inadvertently learn from family, friends, school and the media to habitually focus our attention on thoughts of the future or the past.
We lose our natural ability to remain focused on the present moment. It’s like a muscle that stops being used and the cost is high!
Our habit of fascination with past and future sustains a stress response in the brain that dumps a corresponding chemical cocktail into our bodies with many detrimental effects: mood aberrations like anxiety and depression, immune suppression, cellular aging, exhaustion and overwhelm and the triggering of coping strategies and addictions.
Dusting off our “presence muscle” and strengthening it daily has some astonishing benefits! Here are 7 amazing outcomes of leveraging presence in your life:
1. Prevent unnecessary fear and anxiety
2. Diminish depression naturally
3. Cultivate connection to self, boost intuition and improve effective decision-making
4. Reduce aging and illness
5. Improve relationship quality and intimacy as well as self-confidence and self-worth
6. Boost energy levels, willpower, focus, creativity and productivity
7. Save money by preventing over-consumption and engaging in addictive behavior
So how do you start to flex your “presence muscle?”
Meditation is a great and simple first step.
There are many different forms of mediation but I recommend a simple Breathing Meditation.
Hold your attention on the sensations of breathing for as long as possible. If your attention is stolen by thoughts in the mind of future or past, begin again with straightening your spine and taking a breath. If it feels challenging that means you are probably doing it right!
I guarantee that committing to a short meditation practice every day will drastically shift your life for the better. But don’t take my word for it, test it out yourself, you have nothing to lose! Commit to 30 days and watch what happens.
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