Life is short. Stay awake for it!
Caribou Coffee slogan
Good morning! What a cute and valid quote to remind us of the importance of being present in the moment. During our waking hours it is important to be “awake and present” to embrace all that life offers. Every moment has something to offer but if we are preoccupied, distracted or thinking of something else we might miss it. In order to find the magic in a moment, we have to stay in the moment.
Lose yourself in the moment at hand instead of contemplating the moment to come. When you play a game with a child, don’t think about what you need to do after the game. Instead, jump into the game, absorb it, laugh, be. When having a conversation with someone, listen with your heart and mind versus thinking about what is around the corner or what will be said next. Becoming more attentive, moment to moment, is one of the quickest ways to a more joyful heart and rich life.
Create a visual reminder to pull you back to the present. I wear a bracelet that says “Make Today Matter” and use it as a visual prompt to engage in the moment at hand.
Every day I practice being present.