Friday, December 06, 2013
Be aware of your surroundings and your present moment. The main cause of absentmindness is focusing on a future task and ignoring the needs of the present moment. When we park the car or set down the keys we are already thinking of the next task and not noticing our present actions. As we grow older our lives become more complex and there are too many distractions that cause us to be unaware of the present moment.
To regain the awareness of the present moment that we had in our youth, take time to notice the things around you and appreciate them. If you tend to misplace items or forget tasks, try to focus on one item or task that you tend to misplace or forget for the next couple of weeks, and master that. Vision your self having a set place to put that item or an action that will cause you to recollect the task tell yourself that you will be mindful about it for the next couple of weeks.
Life will be much easier if we are more mindful of the present moment then of future events, and we can take time to appreciate the things in our lives.
OlderOwl is a leader of the Time Management and Organization Team: www.sparkpeople.c