October 31, 2008
Last Updated:
March 4, 2021

Be in the Moment

Are you victim of “mind chatter?” These are the voices in your head telling you that you’re not good enough to succeed. These self-defeating voices cause people to get stressed out.

One way to overcome stress is through awareness practices, which are designed to quiet the busy mind, relax the body, and be present. By using techniques such as breathing, visual imagery and meditation to slow down and focus on the present moment, you will be able to tap into a higher level of awareness. You can escape the mind chatter.

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps would not have been able to achieve his gold medals had he been listening to the whistles and the cheering in the background. He is renowned for envisioning every race before he dives into the water. He focuses on the time he wants to achieve—down to the hundredth of a second—and the exact stroke count per lap he needs to achieve his goal. You can do the same.

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What is your goal? Write it down and truly envision it. What will your life look like if you achieve this? What are steps you need to take to accomplish your dream?

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