This Article is About
bedtime routine
living in the moment
exercise program
bare minimum
principle
mirror
sleep
stress
Can Living In The Moment Change The Way You Sleep?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Can Living In the Moment Change the Way You Sleep?

I have heard for years that you should “live in the moment.” You know the old saying: Carpe Diem or Seize the Day. Yet, the moment is so fleeting.

Right when you realize it the present, well that seems to be the past. I have heard we are actually always living in the past. Even when we look in the mirror or up at the stars; in the mirror the light reflecting back at us if from a few seconds earlier; the light from the stars comes from millions of light years in the past.

So is there a way to live in the moment? Can living in the moment change your sleep?

True for all of us, we have 24 hours in one day. I don’t know about you but I am a live in tomorrow kind of person. If you are not a live in tomorrow kind of person you may not know what I am talking about. I do what needs to get done today, and usually that is the bare minimum.

If something doesn’t get done, or there is any way I can possibly put it off till tomorrow, I do. I also live in tomorrow. Tomorrow I feel happy. Tomorrow I will get more sleep. Tomorrow I will get organized. Tomorrow I will finally get control of my diet. Tomorrow I will start an exercise program. You know the problem with tomorrow? It never comes. In fact, there is only today, because each day I wake up, it is today and I continue to live in tomorrow.

In fact, there really is only the “moment.”

So of course each day as I stay up late, each day I put off getting a bedtime routine, (because I will do it tomorrow) my sleep suffers. Understanding the principle of living in the moment, literally change how you sleep. Learning how to be in the moment, letting go of tomorrow, actually help me sleep. As I fall asleep I can let go of the stress of the day, I can let go of every care, and I can be in that moment.

Secondly, as I do the things today, the ones I am putting off till tomorrow, I am able to understand why am I not happy today. I can get organized, change the things that make me unhappy, the ones I cannot: I accept. Living in the moment helps me to be grateful for all my wonderful family, friends, and the other positives in my life.

Can living in the moment change the way you sleep? For me, definitely. Living in the moment helps me to create a fulfilling life, one moment at a time. These happy moments help me sleep: well. Many happy moments to you all and continued sweet dreams!


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Creating A Sleep Schedule for Your Baby
Some babies have a very hard time getting the sleep they need to be a happy and healthy child. This is partly due to the fact that parents do not always know the best sleep schedule for their child. Establishing the right schedule for your baby might be hard in…
By: Laura Yates  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Feb 17, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Maryam Ling
My daughter Maryam Ling was born on May 22nd at 4am at St Marys hospital in London. She weighed a healthy 7 pounds and 4 ounces. She is a very happy and lively baby. The good thing about my daughter  is that she is very playful. She smiles a lot even…
By: kimberley ling in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Sep 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Reduce Anxiety Naturally - It Starts With A Positive Sleep Experience
I am certainly not going to suggest that a good’s night sleep is all it’s going to take going to cure your anxiety. If only it were that simple! But from personal experience I will tell you that sleep disturbance is one of the hardest things to deal with when…
By: Grace in  Health and Fitness  >  Anxiety   Jul 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Sleep Deprivation: How To Prepare Children After Summer Break
And what is sleep deprivation? Sleep deprivation is a form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the individual not to get enough sleep... or having insomnia ..which is bad for health. Insomnia is a special problem in the dark world of sleep deprivation. Okay! The summer is what every students…
By: Divine Victory in  Self Improvement  >  Motivation   May 29, 2014  
6
  Likes: 6

How Do I Help My Future?
Living in the moment is an excellent way of conducting your life. With practice, you can negate worry, and enjoy 'the moment' a great deal more. Now this is fine, until you suddenly decide you're going to design a car. Living in the moment then isn't going to do you…
By: Mike Bond in  Self Improvement  >  NLP Hypnosis   May 23, 2012  
4
  Likes: 1

Back to the Now, Part One
Be in the moment: Hopefully, you understand the benefits of learning the ability to see the world through your own present eyes, and not the coloured lenses of the past or the future. But, how do we get there? Here are some helpful hints to practice being in the now…
By: Michael Bourque in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Sep 25, 2012  
2
  Likes: 1

Im Dating My Ex Wife – Help!
You've just started dating your ex wife again and need help. You don't need help because You're dating her again. You need help because you don't want to mess it up again. Is there anything you can do differently this time around so you don't end up right back in…
By: T Dub Jackson in  Relationships  >  Dating   May 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Little Known Tips FOR Helping With Sleep Apnea Research
This may come as a shock to you, however rest apnea is more basic than you might suspect. Yes, while it may appear as though you are the special case who experiences rest apnea, we'd be that no less than a couple of your nearby neighbors experience the ill effects…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Sleep Snoring   Jun 03, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

5 Ways To Naturally Improve Your Sleep
Are you dealing with sleep deprivation and want to consider something other than prescription sleep aids? Thankfully there are some easy, natural sleep remedies that have helped many people improve sleep habits. From 2005 to 2010, the number of emergency room visits related to zolpidem, a common medication found in…
By: Julian Leoni in  Health and Fitness  >  Sleep Snoring   Apr 15, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea? Check Out These Tips For Good Health!
It is important that the devastating impact sleep apnea can have on sufferers never be discounted. In fact, the acquisition of additional knowledge about the subject makes it clear how true that really is. By reading the tips and information below, you will have a better understanding of the seriousness…
By: Kim Valerio in  Health and Fitness  >  Sleep Snoring   Apr 08, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How Can I Stop Someone Else From Snoring?
This is a very common question from people affected by their snoring spouses. Regardless of how long you and your spouse have been together, a snoring partner can affect the quality of your sleep which can lead to a crisis in your day to day life. And if you thought…
By: Jamrock Content in  Health and Fitness  >  Sleep Snoring   Mar 16, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

7 Natural And Effective Ways To Cure Snoring
Many people normally value their sleep. However, if you usually snore, you might be disturbing the people you live with. This means that they will not have sufficient sleep during the night. A calm night that is free from noise allows one to sleep well and relax his or her…
By: Jamrock Content in  Health and Fitness  >  Sleep Snoring   Mar 16, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Treating Sleepiness: Sleeping Pills And Their Side Effects
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium quis, sem. Nulla consequat massa quis enim. Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate…
By: Dr Antonio Mendez in  Health and Fitness  >  Sleep Snoring   Mar 17, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

What Are the Best Type Of Sleeping Aids to Use Without A Prescription?
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium quis, sem. Nulla consequat massa quis enim. Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate…
By: Dr Antonio Mendez in  Health and Fitness  >  Sleep Snoring   Mar 17, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Is Rivotril Effective to Treat Chronic Insomnia
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium quis, sem. Nulla consequat massa quis enim. Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate…
By: Dr Antonio Mendez in  Health and Fitness  >  Sleep Snoring   Mar 17, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2505    Report this Article