Are You Fully Present?

What are the things that make you feel really alive? When are you fully present in the moment? Find those things and do more of them!

This week notice the activities or people that make you feel truly alive and fully present or engaged in the moment. Put a piece of paper into your wallet or purse (along with a pen!) and write them down as you notice them. Review the list at the end of your day and add anything else (or person) that comes to mind. At the end of the week review the list and note any common themes or trends. How can you incorporate those activities or people into your life more? What other things can you do that are along the same theme?

Participating in the activities that make you feel alive and fully present in the moment give you an uplifting energy that is powerful and is a great gift to give yourself.

8 thoughts on “Are You Fully Present?

  1. I find being in the present is made easier when you focus on using your five senses like smelling an orange or watching a beautiful sunset. It’s hard not to be in the present when your focus on what’s physically around you. Thank you for the reminder.


  2. Noticing our surroundings and being aware brings out feelings of gratitude, which I think is the best feeling in the world. Great idea about writing things down and being grateful later for what you have probably already forgotten!

  3. I agree with Ryan and Sherrie. The Present is the only place to “be”—literally.

    I have used a similar technique over the past couple of years and have greatly increased the enjoyment of my life as I have become more aware of life energy flowing to and through me.

    Thanks for this great reminder to do that (whatever helps us connect to the present) more often and in greater quantities.

  4. Great post, Evie! I think that it is vital to figure out what things energize you. There are some things that we have to do that seem to be drains that we have to do in order to do the things that energize us. For me, one of the examples is my academic career. I love teaching and exchanging ideas (this seems to be the one area of my life where my introverted tendencies are a little more muted, but even with that, I do have some of those inklings in my participation), but research bores me. I don’t know if it’s because of some of the things that frustrate me about the field, but I realize that, at the doctoral level, research is a means to an end. Like so many things, this shows how important balance is.

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