Living in the Future: Seize the Present, Embrace the Now!

Your life, your future.

Regia Marinho
5 min readMay 26


Living in the future undermines personal growth and well-being; however, embracing the present moment is vital — it allows for mindfulness, joy, authentic connections, proactive action, and inner peace.

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Living in the future refers to a mindset or tendency to constantly focus on future goals, aspirations, or expectations, often at the expense of being fully present in the current moment.

It is a mindset that emphasizes future outcomes, leading to diminished appreciation and engagement with the present.

While it is natural to have goals and plans for the future, constantly living in the future can have negative implications for our well-being and personal growth.

Here are a few reasons why “The Time is Now” and the importance of living in the present moment:

Embracing Mindfulness:

The present moment is the only time that truly exists.

By being fully present and engaged in the here and now, you can cultivate mindfulness — an awareness of our thoughts, emotions, and experiences in the present moment.

Mindfulness allows you to savor the richness of life, enhance your overall well-being, and develop a deeper understanding of yourselves.

Finding Joy and Gratitude:

When constantly focused on the future, you may overlook the small moments of joy and beauty that exist in the present.

By cultivating an attitude of gratitude and fully immersing yourselves in the present, you can appreciate and find joy in the simple things of life.

Gratitude for the present moment enhances your overall happiness and contentment.

Building Authentic Connections:

Meaningful connections with others are nurtured in the present moment. By being fully present and attentive during conversations and interactions, you can deepen your connections with loved ones and foster a greater sense of belonging.

Taking Action and Creating Change:



Regia Marinho

I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer.