Self improvement

Focus on the Present

Post written by Lou Macabasco – Yanuaria

Do you find yourself regretting about the past and worrying about the future? Do you feel like you’re not having the best time of your life at present?

A lot of us neglect to enjoy and appreciate the present because we are either too busy working and preparing for the future, or we can’t let go and move on from our past. As such, we live our present with anxiety and stress or worry and regret. We fail to do our best in living the most of the present.

When we live regretting the past and worrying about the future, we tend to become unhappy and ungrateful of our present-day. It gives us reason to focus on what we don’t have instead of being grateful of what we do have.

When we don’t know how to live in the present, we fail to give our best in what we do which drowns us to complaining on the things that we don’t like instead of rejoicing on what we like.

The worse thing that happens when we don’t know how to enjoy the present is that we develop a negative attitude. We become irritable, complainer, unpleasant and stressed. Throughout the day, what we focus to see, think and say are all negative things. As such, people find it difficult and depressing to deal with us. Our negative attitude shows in our aura, body and facial expression. It becomes part of our habit and then eventually, becomes part of who we are.

‘Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today.” by Dale Carnegie

Today, the present, is the only sure day we have, so why live it with regret, worry, negative thinking and ungratefulness?
The Importance of Focusing on the Present

In the past, I was one of those who can’t let go and regretful of the past while I worry and get anxious about the future. I tend to live the present with “what ifs”, “I wish I did this and that” or “it should be like this and that”. Then I get frustrated and depressed when my present life was far from what I wish or expect it to be.

My worry and anxious attitude affected not only how I feel but as well as how I decide and act on things. I rush and exhaust myself with so many activities and work in a day. The last thing I do is slow down and take a break. I even deprive myself from complete sleep and healthy habits. Until one day, I got sick, physically and emotionally, that I needed to take a break.

During my break, I started reading self-help and personal development books. I knew something wasn’t good and right with my negative thinking that’s why I wanted to resolve it. I wanted to change and improve myself. Fortunately, with my desire and persistence to change I was able to overcome the negative thinking and became more optimistic. It didn’t happen overnight, it took months of learning and application before it finally changed my outlook.

The valuable lesson I’ve learned on such experience is the importance of living in the present.
When we stop thinking too much about our past or future, and start to think of the present, our thoughts shifts from “I wish or I should” to “I will or I am”. That simple change in words or thoughts will change us from being a victim of circumstance into becoming a victor. We realize that we have a choice to enjoy and make the most of the present. And we chose not to waste it with negative thinking, worrying or regretting. Living in the present reminds us that today is what we have; we can either waste it or live it to the fullest.

Allow me to repeat and highlight that sentence again:

Living in the present reminds us that today is what we have; we can either waste it or live it to the fullest.

When we learn to live in the present we develop gratitude and enthusiasm in our life, as compared to feeling worried, stressed or anxious brought by past experiences and future expectations. We will start to enjoy what we do and be happy with what we have. And as we continue living with gratitude, we are able to bring more positive things in our life.

Remember that happiness is a state of mind, as well as misery. By living in the present, remind yourself to focus your thoughts on what is good and what you have while you still can.

“To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy… is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.” by Ralph Waldo Trine

Poems

Another one…l.o.v.e.

I Will Love You Forever
I love you so deeply,
I love you so much,
I love the sound of your voice
And the way that we touch.
I love your warm smile
And your kind, thoughtful way,
The joy that you bring
To my life every day.
I love you today
As I have from the start,
And I’ll love you forever
With all of my heart

Poems

Found this poems…1

♥♥♥♥ I Want You To Hug Me When I’m Near You.
I Want You To Hold My Hand When You’re Near Me.
I Want You To Kiss Me When We’re Alone.
I Want You To Hold Me When I Sit Near You.
I Want You To Comfort Me When I’m Upset.
I Want You To Make Me Smile When I Feel Bad.
I Want You To Make Me Laugh When I Cry.
I Want You To Call My Name.
I Want You To Say You Love Me.
I Want You!
Only You.
YOU.
YOU.
YOU. ♥♥♥♥

Poems

Love…love…love

I’m Committed But I’m Single…
My Love ‘n My Faith is only for you…

In My Mind You Are the only one who Rules..
‘n I Let no one else come into my Life…

I know I’ll never Get You As Mine..
But Still My Heart ‘n Soul Waits for ur Love…

I Wish You to have a Happy Life..
With Your Love…
Where You Get all Your Happiness ‘n Love..
But I Belive that None can Love You More Than Me..

I’m Committed for the World..
But For you I’m still Single..’n I’ll always Be…
Committed only towards Your Love.!

Found it in a website 🙂

Poems

Another love poems

i Am Sorry
I Know You Don’t Care.
‘n I Know I Don’t Listen,
But Please Take A Seat ,
So You Can Listen.

I Am So Sorry For What I Said To You.
You Have No Idea What I Have Been Through,
I Am Sorry For Yelling At The Top Of My Lungs.
I Am Sorry For Speaking In Tongues ,

I Know I Am Not Perfect,
Without A Doubt.
I Have Many Problems,
So Try Not To Shout,

I Know Its My Fault,
I Shall Act Like This,
The Way I Used To Be,
I Really Miss,

I Am Sorry For What I Have Put You Through,
What Ever I Can Do To Help,
I Shall Do,

Sorry For Falling In Love With You,
But I Always Thought,
Our Love Shall Be True..!
♥♥♥

Poems

Love poems

one of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s classic poems:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.