How to be in the Present Moment in a Fast-Paced World

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  1. Kendra says:

    What a great article – I’d like to pass it to my daughter. Do you have any recommendations for apps that have guided breathing meditations? I’ve seen a few apps that might have them, but don’t want to try a whole bunch if you happen to have a recommendation. Thank you

    • Kat says:

      Hi Kendra, That’s great that you want to pass it onto your daughter. I encourage mine to do this regularly too. It’s a practical skill to remind our children to do too. In terms of apps, I’m not sure if there makes any difference between countries. Here in Australia I refer my clients to download the smiling minds app and another one is the headspace app. I’m not sure if these can be used in other countries though. All the best ~kat

  2. Teo says:

    People do not realize how easily they can change their thoughts, feelings and energy, just by changing their physicality.

    Tony Robbins talks more deeply about that. He says that if you are feeling down, start acting like if you are good and energized, and you will feel the energy arising within you.

    Thanks for the post and reminding people why is it essential to breathe well.

  3. Emily says:

    I absolutely loved this article! I personally find slow breathing really does help with lowering anxiety. I do this just about everyday. Thank you so much for posting all of your insights. 🙂

    • Kat says:

      Hi Emily, it’s great if you can keep being mindful in your intentions to breathe and work through the anxiety to bring you back to the present. ~kat

  4. Fiona Chan says:

    Awesome post! Thank you for your free guide and everything here. I am over stressed recently. I think I need to have some slow deep breath from time to time. I like the tips you mention here, I really need to have them. I will look at other articles you wrote here.

  5. Julius says:

    It is really helpful article! I just tried the slow breathing by myself and I am feeling great . The effect on me being calm is huge. As you mentioned in the article, the pace of our present life is pushing us to be in 24/7 rush. Knowing that you can do the deep breathing basically everywhere is an extra and important plus.
    Is the usage of this method recommended just if we feel afraid or stressed, or do you suggest to use it in everyday life too? If yes, then how often would you suggest?
    Thank you and well done! Your website is big inspiration for me in my present state.

    • Kat says:

      Hi Julius, it’s helpful to practice slowing down your breathing daily and get into the habit of it regularly as this will help you build on your ability to manage stressful situations when they arise. We don’t learn a new language without practicing it over and over again hey :). It’s the same for slowing down your breathing and being present. It becomes a healthy habit if you continue to do this daily. All the best ~kat

  6. Joo says:

    Hi Kat,
    This information is so precious to me. It is a timely reminder for me to slow down. I’ve been working nonstop this entire year so far!

    I love the part where you say to be aware of our daily motions, when boiling water to make coffee. This is my daily routine. I will be sure to slow down and be mindful of these actions. And learn to enjoy the moments of sipping my coffee.

  7. Mohammad says:

    My life is like a rushing fast train which make me always feel anxious or stressed or even both. Since I work every day more than 16 hours I face such problems. I tried slow breathing as a treatment to make my body relax and have more focus when I need it. Your article is just amazing and pointed out so many benefits of slow breathing like lowering corisol levels and therefore lowering anxiety.

    Breathing control can be good also as you mentioned to relax all our muscles which is proved by trial! I loved also the Tips for reminding ourselves to breath slowly and use it more often to help our bodies and mind to be healthier.

    I loved your article and I am looking forward to reading more of your masterpiece posts!

    • Kat says:

      Hi Mohammad, thanks for the lovely feedback. I hope you can find time to remember to breathe during your days and find a way to slow down for your own peace of mind and reduction of stress. All the best ~kat

  8. Cynthia says:

    Great Article! I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks.I’ve noticed that unfortunately the younger generation seem to suffer from this too, I hope they come across this article too!. This was just the reminder I needed to take things slow and breathe every time I’m feeling overwhelmed. Thank you so much!

    • Kat says:

      Hi Cynthia, yes unfortunately anxiety has increased too much for many people, and in particular the younger generation. I hope you can remember to slow down, take time to breathe and bring yourself back to the present any time during your daily activities. ~kat

  9. Sebastian says:

    Very great post here and precious post here!!
    Hi Kat, thank you for sharing that!! I learned so much through your post. I have learned in the past that slow breathing allows more oxygen to be released into our lungs and generally contributes to our health, and I have adopted a habit every morning to do so. But for some time now I’ve been off. But your article gave me more motivation. In addition, I have just learned that this can reduce anxiety and that we can get into the habit of doing it at any time and anywhere.
    All the best!

  10. Wil says:

    Cool article Kat. Good thing is, I was able to relate on taking a deep breath before checking on mobile phone. I always do that. It really helps a lot. I learned to be mindful when things are going restless and crazy. Then I just stop, retreat and pose for a while. Deep breathing is what I do best! Haha… Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

  11. Moni says:

    Thank you for sharing a great article, I really enjoyed reading it.

    I have some friends who I feel can really benefit from reading this article as they seem to be stressed all the time. In my opinion, these friends and most other people need to “re-learn” how to breathe again.

    As children we breathe naturally and fully however when we get older we are in so much rush we learn to take shallow breaths and not deep slow breaths all the way down into our stomach as we should. By consciously taking slow deep breaths and being mindful leads to a much healthier life.

    I love your trick of remembering to take a slow deep breath by connecting it to a memory cue.

    Great site… keep up the good work!

  12. Boby says:

    Such an inspiring article!
    Believe it or not, it made me feel better just by reading it, as I’m sure, it does the same thing for all of your readers.
    Nowadays, the majority of people are over-stressed on a daily basis. And it’s understandable considering how busy life has become.
    And somehow we tend to forget that even controlling the way we take a breath can have a possitive impact on us.
    These are very helpful tips you’re sharing here, I’ll do my best to follow them every time I feel a bit down.
    Thank you so much for sharing them.
    And keep up the great work you’re doing, it’s more than appreciated!

    • Kat says:

      Hi Boby, what a lovely comment, thanks for sharing your thoughts and feedback. I’m glad to hear that you found it helpful and relaxing for you to read it as you took a few moments out of your day to spend reading this post. Blessings ~ kat

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