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totally, completely, 100% immersed in the situation at hand (usually a party or social event) with no care, worry or thought of anything else in your life/the lives of others. The doctor’s appointment you have at 9 the following morning or the car inspection that needs to be taken care of ASAP? An “in the moment” individual couldn’t give 2 shits, as long as there is a moment to be in.

You are characterized as “in the moment” if wherever you are, whatever you are doing, your mind and body are right there as well. No dwelling on the past, the future, or any obligations or troubles you may be encountering in your life. If you are in the moment, you are right here, right now, nowhere else.

This is contrasted with being “out of the moment,” which is defined as being so preoccupied with other things going on in your life or the lives of others that you don’t take time to sit back and enjoy the current moment or try to make the current moment enjoyable.
If you go to a party and one of your friends is sitting around, daydreaming, texting a girl he just broke up with and not drinking at all, complaining about how mad his parents are going to be when he returns home the following morning, he is characterized as being “out of the moment.” If the same friend is playing drinking games, bonging beers, singing songs and having a great time without a care in the world in regards to his girl problems or early sales shift at the shoe store in the morning, or the reactions of his parents upon his return, then he is totally and completely “in the moment.”
by Tanner Thomspon January 17, 2009
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