Now is the Moment

by John Murphy, Founder, Make 100 Healthy

Time is a precious commodity. The biggest regret many people have is that they think they had more time to do things, to spend time with loved ones, friends and family. To travel and experience the beauty, diversity and vastness of the world.

Unfortunately, many of us run out of time before we realize it’s too late.

That’s why it’s become my mantra to live life to its fullest every day. Because you never know if it’s your last one. Today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present. People who live for today and embrace NOW are in the moment and enjoying the journey as it happens.

Don’t put off what you can do today.

Grab life with gusto and challenge yourself to fulfill your life’s goals, objectives and yes, your bucket list. Don’t live in fear or procrastinate. Have the mindset: “Now is the moment.”

It’s as easy as snapping your fingers and making a commitment that you will do something you’ve put off. This is not just about doing things, but also taking time to enjoy nature or someone you love. It’s about having no regrets or second thoughts. It’s living in the present.

Tips for staying in the moment

  1. Start each day with an attitude of gratitude.
  2. Don’t let excuses stop you from doing something now.
  3. Don’t take for granted you have more time.

While this may sound a little morbid, it is not. I plan to live to 100 years, but I know I may not make it until tomorrow. That’s powerful motivation to act now.

We all have many things we want to accomplish. Keeping active and staying engaged is the key to living a happy, fulfilled life. Remember, “Now is the moment,” so take full advantage of it.