Strategy 1: Awareness

Strategy 1: Awareness

Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.Jerry Spinelli
Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.Jerry Spinelli

AWARENESS is realizing that the only time something can happen is now. Refocus your mind on the present moment instead of the future or past.

  • Spending too much time in the past or future can lead to depression or anxiety. Awareness brings you back to the present.
  • Grounding techniques can restore balance and draw your attention back to the now.
  • Awareness puts you in a position to make a conscious choice, allowing you to choose how you’ll act and respond in a given situation.
  • Becoming aware of the present moment will help you get out of crisis mode so you can move forward in a productive way.
  • Examples: Yoga, Muay Thai, coloring, etc.

Suggested Reading

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Awareness is the first strategy in the 5 Strategies to Reclaim Hope. For more about these strategies, find the Reclaim Hope book and workbook on our website at www.youniquefoundation.org/resources

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