Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum. I am sorry you are having issues with health anxiety and anticipatory anxiety.
When we are fully in the present moment our minds are focused on what we are doing and not frantically jumping from the past to the future.
When we are focused on the task at hand, we do things for the joy of doing them, and not because we expect anything in return for our action. When we do this, even small and seemingly insignificant things can become acts of joy and beauty.
Whereas, if we can just learn to relax and enjoy the moment for what it is, we will naturally become happier and more accepting and less demanding ourselves. We will be able to see the other person's side of things and point of view, and this helps us to be more compassionate and understanding people.
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.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression
& Moderator GERD Forums
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