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"Living in the moment" watch

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    I raise a question of which had been fascinating me for quite some time.

    I've heard and read that living in the moment will make you a happier person.

    What I want to know is; how do you live in the moment?

    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App

    I don't know if that's really true (indeed, most people seem to agree that the ability to give up instant gratification is the key to a more rewarding existence).

    Living in the moment is quite easy. Just disregard what might happen tomorrow and stop planning, stop worrying about anything and live each day as it comes. Don't think about consequences, and if you want to do something, do it. It's essentially the ghastly 'YOLO' culture.

    I very much doubt you'd be happier for doing that though. An ideal happy lifestyle is probably a balance between the two extremes. Living in the moment can be fun and rewarding from time to time (e.g. don't worry about rejection in relationships, go for opportunities instead of worrying that you'll fail, etc) but at the same time it's worth planning ahead for things like education, work prospects and good health.

    I live in the moment, got to do coursework in 2 weeks fml
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