The benefits of being present in the moment
It often amazes me how natural it can be to spend so much energy and focus on things we have no control over. Much of our time and energy can be spent in two eternities we can’t control: the past and the future.
The idea that a person can spend a good duration of their life living in the past or trying to live in the future can be exhausting. When a person lives in the past, the result is often depression.
When a person tries to live in the future, the result is often anxiety. Both anxiety and depression can put a person at risk of mental and physical illness, and both depression and anxiety cause stress.