One Thing in the Moment
When your mind is scattered or your physical movements are erratic and hurried, is it really surprising to you that your emotional state responds with a state of arousal or distress? Use the tool of mindfulness to deliberately focus on just one thing at a time. Disengage from fusion to your experience and instead simply notice your thoughts, sensations, and emotions as they occur. Allow them to be just as they are, with no attempts to control or change them. The paradox is that when you let go of the attempts to control your experience, it changes naturally – without force. Tune in to the present moment and focus on now… your breath in this moment, your thoughts in the moment, and your sensations in this moment. Let go of the past and the future and “check in” to this moment.
One Thing In The Moment: improve the moment by focusing all your attention on one thing that you can fully immerse yourself in. This overlaps with the Mindfulness skills of Participate and One-Mindful.
Examples of using One Thing In The Moment include: