New Year, Better You: Be More Present in 2023
Have you ever been talking with someone only to realize after a few minutes of staring at the person across from you, you have no idea what they just said? In a world full of distractions, it’s not uncommon to get lost in thought.
Let’s face it, our attention span is short. Ads are bolder, louder and flashier than ever. Advertisers (and our family and friends) must work harder to keep our attention. And keep us present.
What does it mean to be present?
It’s exactly what you think. Being present means being focused on the moment you’re in – the conversation you’re having, the event you’re attending, the task you’re completing, or the show you’re watching. It means being able to pay attention to the present situation without your mind roaming.
We tend to get lost in our thoughts. Whether it’s because we feel anxious, stressed, bored or intrigued by something else around us – it’s just so hard to stop our brain sometimes. But I’ve got a few ideas on how to be more present.
How can I live in the present moment?
There are many tactics that you can do to work on staying present. These are a few ways to help you build present moment awareness. Find the things that work best for you and build those habits. Just like everything else, small tasks completed consistently will help you achieve long term goals. And in this case, help you focus on the present.
New year, new you? Nope. This year… it’s the same you, just a better you.