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stkitt
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   Posted 2/25/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Family
 
Happy Wednesday to All smurf   cool   smurf   cool
 
Being present in the moment is a challenge that demands focus. Ask yourself at regular intervals throughout the day: "How am I feeling? What do I need?" ... If you're stressed out, do some deep breathing.

Today's Question:
 
Am I living in the moment?

 

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getting by
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   Posted 2/25/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt,

I really try hard to stay in the moment. When I think of things that I shouldn't I put up a huge mental stop sign. It seems to work for me. I am distracted easily. Sometimes that is a good thing. But it depends what I am thinking about with the distraction.

I hope that everybody can learn to stay in the moment. It is so important. Dwelling on the past or worrying about the future only makes the anxiety worse.

Luv and hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


Nanners
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   Posted 2/25/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
That was awesome Nikki, thanks for sharing.

I always try to take it one day at time. I have lived with a chronic health issue for over 33 years and I think that has really helped me stay on track and take each day as it comes.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Celey
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   Posted 2/25/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I do not call it a "moment"... Moment indicates that this is temporary..... short... brief... Something that passes by all too quickly. Not for me. I try to live my whole life in "the flow"... I go with the flow...

And when I'm writing, I go even deeper into the flow... Lost in a world where no harm can come to me... where I am unstoppable, invincible, and can be everywhere and everything at once...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/25/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
stkitt --

I will stay in the moment today. I will put one foot in front of the other.

"The past is dead. The future is imaginary. All we have is the eternal now moment."

Hey Nikki .......... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat song. Makes me laugh. Girl, I'm a grandma!

OK ... Deep breaths if I fall back or leap forward. Next step, shower.

Just in this short post, I've been called to be careful of the breath. That's the place
I'm in.

I will stay in the moment. I will stay in the moment. I will. turn

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/25/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Celey,

Do you write stuff other than on the Forum. It sounds like it.

Pamela :-)

AuroraRavencrow
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   Posted 2/25/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I try to stay in the moment as much as possible but every now and then, it doesn't happen. I slip. Every day is a challenge and I really do try and stay in the moment.

Green Grove
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   Posted 2/25/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I stay in the moment for the most part. . . I look at the past now and smile at the bittersweet memories. . . I live for today because there are no guarantees for tomorrow, while not stressing on the things I that I have no control over. . . I plan for the future and have many goals, but realize that things don't always go the way we want it. . .

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. . .
The courage to change the things that I can. . .
And the wisdom to know the difference :)

Hope everyone is have a good day!


Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
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Post Edited (Green Grove) : 2/25/2009 3:02:42 PM (GMT-7)


Celey
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   Posted 2/25/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I am having a good day... It's really nice out. The pain I was in yesterday (yesterday it was really icky out) has let up on me tremendously... I just wish I wasn't so tired...

And yes, Pam, I do write stuff other than on the forum.... I enjoy writing fanfiction, as well as short stories, novels, and essays. :)

I also used to write poetry on a regular basis, but I don't do it much anymore...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


ocean1
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   Posted 2/25/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
For the most part I do stay in the present moment.  At times though, I have to admit, that the past creeps back in or worry about the future gets a hold of me and, in those times, I revert back to the basic of staying in sight of what I am doing at present and not think about anything else except for the present task at hand.

Diane
LET US BE GRATEFUL TO PEOPLE WHO MAKE US HAPPY. 
THEY ARE THE CHARMING GARDENERS WHO MAKE OUR SOULS BLOSSOM.

Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.  Medications:  Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.


gilly-love
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   Posted 2/25/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I do try to stay and enjoy each moment as it happens now-a-days. It is a pretty scary world when you cant as most of us know. x

 

"Define the moment or....the moment will define you!"

xox

 


stkitt
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   Posted 2/25/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   

You are all on track. :-)

It's really important for myself to be able to stay in the moment. I have found that by avoiding things like dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future I am usually able to get done what needs to get done when it needs to get done.

Within the past 6 months  I keep finding myself not staying in the moment. I'll catch myself thinking about past situations that didn't go the way I wanted or things that I feel guilt about.

This usually starts a vicious cycle of me feeling bad about myself, avoiding doing something that I'm supposed to out of lack of confidence, and then dreading what the future will now hold because of my lack of action.

I learned how to stay in the moment in therapy and I really have to work at it when my anxiety is up.

It's really important for myself to be able to stay in the moment. I have found that by avoiding things like dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future I am usually able to get done what needs to get done when it needs to get done.

Within the past couple of days I keep finding myself not staying in the moment. I'll catch myself thinking about past situations that didn't go the way I wanted or things that I feel guilt about.

This usually starts a vicious cycle of me feeling bad about myself, avoiding doing something that I'm supposed to out of lack of confidence, and then dreading what the future will now hold because of my lack of action.

It's really important for myself to be able to stay in the moment. I have found that by avoiding things like dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future I am usually able to get done what needs to get done when it needs to get done.

Practice staying present today. Take deep breaths often. Really feel what you are doing. When you are driving in the car really focus on what you are doing, seeing and hearing. Approach your work with focus and clarity. When you are with a loved one really listen to what they are saying to you.“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

Fondly,
Kitt



 

Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression
&  Moderator GERD  Forums

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Celey
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   Posted 2/25/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow... That's a lot of... repetition... //@.@\\'... I dunno....

Sometimes, I can let go of the past..... But the future is something entirely different... I mean... It's like... When someone says...

"Live every day like you only have that day to live..."

And my next thought is usually something along the lines of... "What if you had two days to live?" //^_^\\'...

I mean... I think... in terms of worrying, it would be very helpful to take things one day at a time... But sometimes, it's the thought of the future that... keeps me going, ya know? Hope. New opportunities. A better day. Another day to enjoy life...

I don't think there's any harm in framing the future in that context...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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