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What are your methods for staying in the present?

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    • pagan

      588d

      I'm extremely hypersensitive so often times I actually try to avoid being present. It's alot easier to manage my environment when I'm either spacing out or having a random conversation with myself

    • pagan

      588d

      I'm extremely hypersensitive so often times I actually try to avoid being present. It's alot easier to manage my environment when I'm either spacing out or having a random conversation with myself

    • rorose

      618d

      painkillers, psych medicine

    • Pfeiffer

      623d

      I will hold and ice pack to snap me back into what is happening right now, or meditation

    • LabyrinthGarden

      674d

      following

    • WWJD

      675d

      Count my blessings. Sometimes they are had to see, but they are there. Gratefulness helps me much of the time.

    • Chevygirl

      675d

      I read the D. A. R. E!! It has helped me a lot these pass few months and my anxiety isn’t as bad as it use to be!!

    • JoshuaR

      675d

      To do lists and general preparations. Simple, small, large , and general goals. It gets easier over time.

    • KatGPT

      696d

      I try to keep myself distracted. I've been stuck in my head and my thoughts for the last 2 months, and I feel like I've been in there long enough. So I've been trying to find other things to do to distract me. I have a guinea pig as an emotional support animal now so it helps a lot.

    • E_belli

      698d

      Mindfulness definitely. Also playing with my puppers.

    • Hannahchlarson1

      699d

      I use my family to help me stay in the present because they know if I get a glazed over look in my eyes, I'm going to my past when I was bullied via texting in 8th grade

    • E_belli

      699d

      Mindfulness and grounding exercises!

    • Mop

      700d

      Tapping on wood, the stimulation just feels good and I can focus on how it feels to ground me. Other solid materials can help too, but I really like wood. Burying my face into something really soft is also heavenly.

    • led_everclear

      701d

      Meditation and going into the 9th dimension to talk to god

    • klazikel

      701d

      Mindfulness. I try to stay aware of my surroundings, my mood and my body. I'm constantly checking in with myself. It's a habit I've developed over years. I also try to give myself grace and care. Keeps me centered and present.

    • Girl55

      701d

      I stay by myself and write in my journal my feelings. The crazy thing is Even when I want to write how I really feel but I can't because I don't want to hurt people's feelings that I love

    • Vi.Vi

      711d

      Try to focus on the people around me and what they have to say. Also, I try to drown out any daydreams.

    • ulovr

      733d

      I get out of touch with reality alot, so I had to learn how to bring myself back. Speaking outloud to someone or yourself helps alot. Get on the same page with yourself.

    • Jubilee87

      765d

      Taking pictures

    • giragitsprj

      765d

      5 second rule to change patterns of thinking. 5-4-3-2-1. It helps reset to head in a more positive direction. 💕

    • Sifu

      769d

      Meditation

    • Jih

      870d

      Gratitude, prayer, walks, crying- releasing.

    • CaliDreamer

      870d

      Focus on gratitude!!! Right here and right now, what am I thankful for?

    • wasps

      871d

      if you mean physically, then I've heard eating sour food or touching ice can ground you. to stay present within myself and mental health, i try to cause as little harm as i can and take life day by day, put good where i can and be happy about that ☮ (anyone reading: physical & mental illness can make you feel like a burden, but u are not a burden, may the world not treat u too harshly & present more beautiful days)

    • Luberomi

      871d

      Relax Music, and because I like to have a tranquil environment

    • quinn1221

      876d

      i've always guilt tripped myself but last time i messaged my sister,never again. She told me i needed to tell my parents.

    • curlyhairedazalie

      883d

      focus on one body part one at a time. (Example: how do your toes feel? Wiggle them. Be aware of your toes. Then go to your ankles. .. legs… hips.. belly, etc etc.)

    • Jadie

      883d

      Considering my values when I get anxious or wound up. I value my present time because of who I am with and the opportunity I have so redirect myself and ride the wave. Journalling also helps a lot.

    • RosesForMyDear

      883d

      I used to have an emotional support cat that would keep me Grounded and present until he got stolen from me. Now I struggle most days since I'm not allowed to have any pets at my grandmother's.

    • Buggirlx

      884d

      I think about Eckart Tolle. His words remind me to be present for my life.

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