Now O’ Clock; Being Mindful, it Always is. This title hints at what the plot could be about. The book’s theme is mostly based on the significance and benefits of living in the present and of thinking about “energy management” as doable, and of “time management” as something that simply cannot be done. The author, William Garcia, believes we can no more manage the weather than we could manage Time. He nevertheless suggest that you think of the idea of “time management” as merely a mental tool.
With these in mind, the author lives by his original quote and encourages you to do the same. Here it is: Trust God, and as you do your best, believe in your Self, be patient, and trust your destiny – WG.
Living by these words makes his life easier, simpler and more manageable.He also encourages readers, or listeners for that matter, to learn about and start practicing mindfulness meditation. It will, in a positive way, change their perspective about Time, Life and living.
Now O’ Clock; Being Mindful, it Always is, takes you on the inspiring journey toward the enlightened mindfulness of “being” in the moment and staying there long enough to be awakened to the mindless and stressful pace the Beast has set, and how, in insidious ways, it controls our daily lives. We already know the Beast as a “what,” not a “who”. Who, is what it has conditioned us to “be”.
In the book, the author introduces you to the Beast.
Not to dwell on the past or worry about the future but rather to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly is the secret of health for both mind and body.
Simplifying our lives has allowed us to begin living in the here and now, which is one of the best, unanticipated consequences.
Living in the present moment means letting go of the past and the future as a source of worry and anxiety. It means savoring the present moment and savoring the here and now
Living in the past or future means missing out on the present moment and missing out on what it means to live truly. The only thing that matters is right now.
Pay Attention to the Environment around You
You can learn to live in the moment by paying attention to your surroundings. Taking a step back and observing what’s happening around you isn’t something most people do very often. How long has it been since you took a seat, closed your eyes, and simply observed the world around you?
Please close your eyes, take a deep breath, and open them. This is your chance to take in where you are right now.
- Is the wall color appealing?
- Is there a pattern on the floor or the ceiling that you can see?
- How many windows flank your left and right sides.
- From this vantage point, how many lights can you see?
It’s easier to stay in the present moment when you observe your surroundings and take everything in.
Be thankful for what you have
Being grateful for what you have right now is an important part of living in the present (not in the past or future).
A lack of appreciation for what you have right now will prevent you from fully appreciating the things you do have.
Gratitude can be practiced in various ways, one of which is to keep a gratitude journal, in which you keep track of the things you are grateful for daily. Make a point of jotting down at least three things you are grateful for in your current situation. The alternative is to go on a gratitude rampage, in which you write down as many things you are grateful for as possible in a given amount of time.
Become more attuned to the present moment by meditating
The practice of mindfulness meditation is one method of enhancing one’s ability to live in the present moment. This meditation helps people become more aware and focused on what they’re doing at any given moment. To spend more time in the here and now, you should begin a daily meditation practice that helps you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings.
Consider the Consequences of Your Actions
You should be aware of your surroundings while eating, scrolling through your phone, or doing anything else. How many times a week do you eat lunch while simultaneously watching television? As a result, you may not experience the present moment because your attention isn’t fully focused on the task or activity.
Do Breathing Exercises to Help You Relax
If you sit down and do some deep breathing exercises, you can help yourself concentrate on what you’re doing. Take deep, controlled breaths to keep anxiety and other negative thoughts at bay while also increasing your sense of mastery over the task at hand.
We are now living in the moment! Are we? How?
Learn how to live in the moment through the following tips:
You may have heard: Live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment. As if you were going to die today, live your life as if it were your last. Living in the moment is a skill that requires practice, but once you learn how to do so, you’ll be able to enjoy every moment of your life to the fullest.
Follow your passions and do what you love.
Consider doing activities that put you in a flow state when you imagine living in the moment. An experience known as “flow” occurs when you are so engrossed in your work that you lose track of time. When you’re running outside and listening to upbeat music, you may feel more at ease than when you’re inside. The most important thing is taking the time to do things that bring you joy.
Consult a therapist.
Everyone should begin therapy as soon as they are able. Wouldn’t you rather have learned how to cope with difficult emotions as an infant? If you had mastered the art of emotional self-control, you could experience life without being distracted by mood swings. Most people aren’t fortunate enough to have a therapist who can help them deal with unresolved trauma, educate them on how to get out of their heads, or teach them how to calm their anxieties.
Think about it: when was the last time you paid close attention to how your food tasted? Many people eat so quickly that they miss out on the flavors swirling in their mouths as they savor each bite. Eat at a table with no distractions the next time you have a meal. There isn’t a screen of any kind nearby, not even a laptop or a phone. At least thirty bites should be taken out of each piece of food before swallowing. As you eat, you’ll notice that the taste changes. The goal of mindful eating is to savor each bite of food as it is being consumed.
Take better care of your body
Sedentary people don’t like it when they’re told they need to work out more frequently. Even if hearing that you should get some exercise is discouraging when you don’t have the time, it’s important for your mental well-being. You can’t live in the moment if you’re constantly thinking about the past or worrying about the future. The fight-or-flight response is less likely to be triggered when you’re exercising.