Giveaway: Tiny Time Machines “Now” Watch

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I saw someone wearing this watch at an event and loved it right away. I asked if I could take a picture of it, which I then posted to Instagram. “My arm is on Instagram a lot,” he said.

I went to the website and learned that the watches only cost $25 … and they give half their profits to charity. How awesome is that? I bought one for myself, and I’ll buy a second one for a lucky reader. Enter to win below.

What you need to know:

  • It’s pretty basic. Comment and win a free watch
  • This giveaway is available worldwide
  • To win, tell us what helps you to live in the present
  • Our cats and biased judges will pick someone on Sunday night at 6pm PST

Enter this week’s giveaway below, then check back on Sunday night. We’ll announce the winner and send them the prize!

Update: Comments are now closed. Congrats to Kira Elliott, selected by cats and a random number generator to win this great bag! Everyone else, thanks for entering. We’ll have another giveaway next week.


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  • Mike says:

    That would make for a great reminder.

  • Naomi says:

    Being mindful keeps time on my side.

  • Len Woods says:

    Live in the moment. Be present for your life. I love it!

  • Josh Hamilton says:

    My fiancee and I just wanting to live life to the fullest helps us live in the present. There is so much world out there and it is a waste to just let moments slip by, so we try to have fun and be positive in life and enjoy every moment!

  • Sara Collaton says:

    Oh, I love this watch and would love one myself.
    It’s a great getting things done motivator.

    Morning meditation has helped me live in the present. I focus on my goals, my mini accomplishments that will eventually get me to my greater goals.

  • Monica says:

    Love it!

  • Mary Beth says:

    No matter where you go, there you are. And it’s Now.

  • Russell Hawkins says:

    #Brilliant #BeNow

  • Michael Ash says:

    A good way to remind yourself about the most important moment in time – now. The fact that they share their profits with a powerful cause is even more rewarding 🙂

  • Vincent says:

    Give up yourself unto the moment
    The time is now
    Give up yourself unto the moment
    Let’s make this moment last
    Give up yourself unto the moment
    The time is now
    Give up yourself unto the moment
    Let’s make this moment … last 🙂

  • Russell Hawkins says:

    Here are two lessons that have always helped me live NOW.


    Live. And Live Well.

    BREATHE. Breathe in and Breathe deeply.

    Do not be past.
    Do not be future.
    Be now.

    On a crystal clear, breezy 70 degree day, roll down the windows and FEEL the wind against your skin. Feel the warmth of the sun.

    If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool Autumn day to FREEZE your lungs and do not just be alarmed, be ALIVE.

    Get knee-deep in a novel and LOSE track of time.

    If you bike, pedal HARD… and if you crash then crash well.

    Feel the SATISFACTION of a job well done—a paper well-written, a project thoroughly completed, a play well-performed.

    If you must wipe the snot from your 3-year old’s nose, don’t be disgusted if the Kleenex didn’t catch it all… because soon he’ll be wiping his own.

    If you’ve recently experienced loss, then GRIEVE. And Grieve well.

    At the table with friends and family, LAUGH. If you’re eating and laughing at the same time, then might as well laugh until you puke.

    And if you eat, then SMELL. The aromas are not impediments to your day. Steak on the grill, coffee beans freshly ground, cookies in the oven.

    And TASTE. Taste every ounce of flavor.
    Taste every ounce of friendship.
    Taste every ounce of Life.

    Because it is most definitely a Gift.

    —Kyle Lake

  • Sarah m says:

    I love it! I stay in the present, actually, by not owning a watch or a smartphone. My cell is an emergency -only $7/month phone. I already love my laptop too much, I don’t ned another mini-one with me all the time.
    Sarah M

  • Jacqueline Fisch says:

    Pets and kids are the perfect examples of living in the moment. They are constant, little reminders for me to follow their lead, take a breath and focus on HERE and NOW!

  • Matthea Osinga says:

    Beautiful. Breathing helps me to be (or get back to) the moment. Using counting (like dr Well’s 4-7-8- breathing) or a mantra (for instance sat on in and nam on out) helps.

  • David Ramos says:

    This time last year I was in the hospital because an ulcer ruptured (and I was only 24 then!)

    That was a turning point. I made it my goal over the last year to make changes to put my health and relationships first. Cause in the end those r what matters most.

    This watch is perfect! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win it!

  • michelle says:


    silence included

  • Diarmaid says:

    In order to live in the now, I simply accept that moment in time, no matter how it is. Being in the now isn’t always pleasant. You might feel down or be experiencing a bad time in your life. However, if it wasn’t for the bad times, there would be nothing to compare the good and awesome times to. When these special moments arrive, you truly know that it’s worth to live in that very moment, to live in the now.

  • Kayla Waldorff says:

    This watch would be awesome because I am starting to change my way of thinking and not to live in fear. When I procrastinate I realize that I am fearing something and then I try to figure out what it is. From there I know I need to do stuff now because if I delay it, it will never happen.

  • Joe Lutovsky says:

    Breathing is always helpful for living in the now. That watch couldn’t hurt either.

  • Pat Dowling says:

    There is no better time than the present.
    Now is the Time.

  • Val says:

    There is no such thing as the future. There is only now.

  • Danielle Lemieux says:

    It’s like keeping Eckhart Tolle on your wrist! I love it!

  • Molly says:

    I’d ALWAYS be on time…for once!

  • Nicole Prevost says:

    Remind yourself. Always.

  • Meghan @ Life Refocused says:

    Love this! I often set my sport watch to chime on the hour to remind me to take 3 deep breaths and bring me back to present moment.

  • Dana says:

    This would be a great watch for the Garmin obsessed runner! You can wear this one on easy days where pace/time doesn’t matter.

  • Andrés says:

    My wall Calendar

  • Sue says:

    I have nothing brilliant to say. I don’t wear a watch or use an alarm clock. It is easy to lose track of time and easy to get side tracked by little things that do not matter. Motivation is difficult and being told now is the time would be a great reminder that not doing this or that later is a waste of now. This is my first time to this blog and I love the lifestyle you lead. My fondest memories are of moments that involve an experience. LIke swimming with the sting rays and dolphins with mom. Kayaking to the little barrier reef and being so tired from rowing and snorkeling I took a rope pull back. embarrassing but memorable. Not things, they do not matter. Experiences. The now watch fits perfectly with reminding that experiences are what count.

  • Juan Moncayo says:

    Now that everyone is on a hurry, connected to smartphones, living for what is going to happen tomorrow, this simple and jet effective devices can help remind us the timeless and memorable occasions.
    What helps me live in the present is to keep in mind that somethings happen just once in a lifetime and to be disconnected from everything else is the only way to enjoy those opportunities,.

  • Adam Thomas says:

    This sounds interesting.

  • Jenn says:

    That is so cool. The only watch I’d wear.

  • Colleen says:

    Love it! What a wonderful reminder.

  • tiffany l says:

    i remind myself that you’re responsible for making your own rules

  • Tara Binder says:

    Awesome watch! It’s a work-in-progress for sure. My mind is always so filled with stuff – not just the “to-dos” of the daily grind but the overwhelming possibilities life has to offer. It’s hard for me to just LIVE each day, each moment. But I’m not in denial. I recognize that it takes effort so that helps!

  • koddrip says:

    this watch is a perfect reminder that life is not a waiting room!

  • Julian C. says:

    Learning to live in Kairos instead of Chronos helps me be mindful of my time

  • TIPIT says:

    I love it!
    This watch would help me live in the present! 😉
    I just try to “do nothing” from time to time.

  • Elizabeth Matney says:

    Perfect companion to remind me of Tsh Oxenreider’s WDS academy.

  • jr cline says:

    Awesome, a mindful watch. lol

  • Colm says:

    I once read that “life is a gift that’s why we call NOW the present”

  • John M says:

    Picture on my desk of a friend who passed away too young, reminds me our time is short & valuable.

  • Jason says:

    What keeps me in the present is my daughter. Nothing like the inquisitive mind of a child to keep one focused on the now. Also tantrums, those also keep me in the now, lol.

  • Jill says:

    Live well and live often!

  • David Orman says:

    As much a way of living as it is a watch.

  • Marvia says:

    I don’t need to be anywhere else,
    doing anything else,
    in a minute or later,
    tomorrow is no concern,
    just simply,

  • Leigh Montgomery says:

    For me, the time is always now!

  • Dylan Hoorn says:

    I work with kids and teenagers with a disability, and there’s nothing more important than being absolutely in the present moment when you’re with them. It makes everything so much more worth while. It gives a stronger sense of meaning to life in general. X

  • Vicky says:

    This is amazing..I’ve spent the last 4 years assisting people who have cancer..most of them terminal. We are checking off the things they want to do “now”.
    When you are given a diagnosis, you learn very quickly that now is very important because you don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
    This would be a perfect gift for the woman I’m currently with. She collects watches and I spend time each day reminding her to live now. With a stage 4 brain tumor she was given only a few months so we are making the most of those.
    What I do is very rewarding and stressful at the same time so I spend time each day reminding myself that now is all I have.

  • Cheryl says:

    A beautiful statement of the most important moment when we are alive. I would wear that watch proudly! (And I don’t usually wear a watch).

  • Michael says:

    I learn so much from your site that I have implemented in my own life. Also, I am grateful for the folks I’ve learned about and met through reading your missives. Thanks for all the positive information Chris.

  • Emily Macrander says:

    Right now Project 365 and a daily selfie app are helping me live in the moment. So much changes in just one day!

  • L. A. Silberman says:

    I’m a little ADD so every morning I write a plan and remind myself to follow the plan. I have reminders every hour on my computer to check if I am on track. Something more portable would be excellent.


  • Erick says:

    This is perfect!

  • Sara S says:

    It helps me to visualize and feel my feet grounded on the earth to remind me to live in the present. Also, breath work helps!

  • Chelsea Fine says:

    I love this watch!
    To be in the present I just don’t remember how hard I have worked to be where I am and that I am worthy of success and love. But then I remember all of the amazing people with whom I share DNA, from my great grandmother who worked in sweatshops to my father who just passed – who quit school at 14 to work and was basically illiterate his entire life. This is why I stand up straight here and now and teach and smile and feel worthy.

  • Linda Kaban says:

    Now is all you have. I don’t want to miss a thing. A hummingbird, a glance, an original thought.

  • Meredith Jones says:

    Great watch to wear on days off from work!

  • Catherine Davies says:

    I don’t wear a watch :)) this looks very cute and for a great cause, perhaps I could be persuaded? :))

  • Aytch Lim says:

    The need to watch sequels to movies, animes, drama helps me live in the present state I’m in. Entertainment makes it less stressful 😉

  • Amy Caster says:

    Watching my kiddos and how much they change helps remind me to savor every moment and enjoy the present.

  • Janie says:

    As a counselor, I work with people who often focus on the past or the future – so it is important for me to embody living in the present in order to help them move in this direction, too. This is also a great reminder not to postpone joy – or any good thing. Don’t save the good china or the pretty lingerie for a special occasion! As YOU would say – BOOK THAT TRIP – don’t wait!

  • Linda says:

    Love this!!

  • monica sellers says:

    What a great reminder.

  • Nilesh says:

    Wonder if there’s a companion “place” watch that has “Here” on it. Together they would summarize the only place where life can be lived: here and now

  • Hannah says:

    What a great idea – love it!

  • KSK says:

    There is only this moment.

  • Sonya Lea says:

    I would love to use this watch while hiking in the woods.

  • Jill says:

    I love it! I need this reminder constantly as I’m always making long wish lists and to-do lists. This is a great reminder.

  • Sonya Lea says:

    I would like to use this watch while hiking in the woods.

  • Ginamarie says:

    That watch reminds me of a quote I say every morning…”Just for Today” This quote reminds to enjoy today as for what it is and not worry about the past or the future.

  • Meg S says:

    I think it’s a great message. We can all forget about the higher purpose and fulfillment in the day-to-day. Thanks for the giveaway & would love to win!!

  • Uri says:

    Mostly, I am reminded to live in the present when amazed by natural beauty, whether an animal, plant or mountain. This is why I find it so much easier to be mindful of the present when I travel. Thanks to your blog I now travel more often, and better,

  • Justin Gandy says:

    be here now

  • Cyndi Hart says:

    That’s all there really is.

  • Jeff says:

    Fun! Right up my alley, and I bet you don’t have to change the batteries….


  • Ron Turner says:

    Yes, and…

  • Erica says:

    Incredible! That watch has quite a voice!

  • Pam says:

    Chris, Thanks for all you do, from Chicago, IL!!!

  • Dan says:

    Cool! Now, can they make one that says “Allons-y!”

  • Terry says:

    All we have is NOW!

  • Jan Dunlap says:

    My dog Gracie keeps me on time – in the NOW!

  • Ron Turner says:

    Thank you. I have no complaints.

  • adam says:

    my now is filled with static and white noise. i have come to realize that my mind is constantly full, thoughts overlapping one another in layers and layers. my now is filled with yesterday and tomorrow, all at the same time. i currently wear a watch with a timer set for 20 minutes to remind me to stop and smile more frequently. i don’t like the beep, but it does help me stay grounded throughout a hectic day of retail management, interacting with a couple of hundred people five days a week…….i come home and sit with my beagle, billie-jean, and she brings me back to now.

  • Shona Lockhart says:

    The only time that really matters.

  • Lyuba says:

    My 10 month young son helps me live in the now!

  • Wendy says:

    Living in the present is one of the hardest things for me. I have a problem where I’m always looking into the future and trying to read what will happen to me. It’s made my life pretty terrible in a lot of ways.

    Now, I’ve taken to looking at what I’ve done. The only actions that matter are what I’m doing at this moment. I’m a writer, so I ask myself quite a bit if I’m doing what I should be doing at this moment to make myself happy. Should I be writing? Have I submitted my writing to enough places?

    Am I doing what I should be doing, in general? Am I doing the right thing or the convenient thing? Am I doing something that will help me in the long run or seeking instant gratification?

    If I can answer these questions to my satisfaction, then I tell myself to let the future go. If I’ve already done what I can, then looking into the future and worrying over it isn’t helpful.

  • Jenni says:


  • sean graves says:

    now THAT is a great watch! I’d like to win one and give it away as a PRESENT. *Breath awareness is the key.

  • Susan says:

    Everyday I look for small things I am grateful for …. I say them out loud, I smile, I feel it in my heart and I am present…..NOW.

  • Gretchen Icenogle says:

    Aggressive tumors will knock you upside the head with NOW! Just finished chemo three weeks ago and entering the great wide open of uncertain prognosis, hoping and not knowing if we got all the mutinous little buggers – it’d be great to outsource their spiritual guidance to my wrist.

  • Payal Patel says:

    Its the limitation of time and the abundance of time that inspires me to to go out into the world and explore, connect and live each moment to its fullest!

  • Claudia Hess says:

    Carpe Diem- well, NOW!

  • Stephen Ravndal says:

    Great idea for a giveaway Chris! This watch is such a novel idea, yet incredibly powerful!

  • Chris S says:

    This is a Great motivational piece.
    It’s important to remember to live in the moment, to live in the Now.
    Sharp looking watch.

  • LarryB says:

    The entire universe … in this very moment.

  • John Spinhirne says:

    Connecting and talking with awesome people who help remind me what a great world we live in.

  • Penny Stevens says:

    Thinking of what I could miss out on helps me to live in the present. That and my impatience.

  • Marlyn Cazeau says:

    This is the best watch I’ve seen!
    I stopped wearing a watch several years ago in order to remain present & not constrained to time.
    I would like this watch as a reminder in addition to my current reminders; including, dancing and playing with the children in my family.

  • Barbie Burke says:

    Time is the most important asset we have, so use it wisely!

  • Kathleen says:

    I volunteer with kids and cats (because I’m not able to adopt yet). It feels so good to be present with them that I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

  • Marti DeMoss says:

    This watch reminds me of Jon Kabat-Zinn on stage last year checking his watch every so often and saying, “Oops, it’s now again.” This is a perfect tool for staying present in as many moments as possible!!

  • Shannon Molnar says:

    I use gratitude to stay in the now. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I think about how I can be grateful instead. It’s not always easy but it almost always works!

  • Zuzonna says:

    Knowing that I can “die” from this life I know at any second.. and how lucky I am to experience every tiny thing to the feel the wind on my skin…to feel the same wind in my lungs and to breathe it out again to touch all that is, to become.. over and over and over again…you and me and you and me and all of life….holy crap!!!! I don’t want to miss a moment 🙂

  • Christine Baird says:

    Remembering that I can’t do anything about yesterday and I don’t have energy for tomorrow yet. I just have the capacity for right now.

  • Suzanne van der Veeken says:

    LOVE IT!
    Cause NOW is all we’ve got.

  • Nate says:

    cool watch, but how often would you wear it. hopefully all the time.

  • Joan Lemmon says:

    Love it! The perfect watch for everyday!

  • Alexander Rinehart says:

    Great idea, thanks for sharing.

  • Stephenie says:

    Staying in my body and out of my head helps me stay present. I use my senses to really engage in each moment and experience. Love this watch! 🙂

  • adrienne says:

    Focusing on being an active participant in my life helps keep me in the “now”. Never letting things pass by without taking the chance to conquer them before they get away..

  • Brighton says:

    Wow – but I think I really need the matching “iPhone.”

  • JackieMR says:

    Constant struggle to stay in the now, but spending my time doing things I love, with people I love, or doing things that are worth doing keep me in the present.

  • Chris Hatch says:

    I’ll take one!

  • Sandi M says:

    What a fantastic way to live in the moment!

  • Nancy Neale says:

    Spending time on my yoga mat keeps me present in the now. When I step off the mat I try to take that with me.

  • Kirk says:

    Control the controllable.

  • Mary Ellen Kundrat says:

    What a great way to be reminded to live mindfully! Thanks for this opportunity and all that you share with us.

  • Elyse says:

    Remembering that I am a human BEING and not a human DOING, and I am enough just as I am, right now. #Enneagram3

  • michael says:

    But… how will I know when to eat lunch?

  • Ryan Dangaran says:

    What an awesome watch! I also like the quasi-Toms style charity partnership idea. I love when companies reach into their margins to help others.

    My first strategy to stay in the present was to marry well! My wife is really good about living in the moment and not letting her mind worry about the future. She encourages me to stay present. I think her method is to actively engage with people around her and to be content.

    My second strategy was a move away from social networks and cable. This both frees up time and helps me engage in what is in front of me.

  • Vicky says:

    This is great! I need this reminder everyday. Now all I need is watch for my other arm that says “focus”!

  • Cathy D says:

    Would love to see “Vicki” win it to give it as a gift to her patient! How deserving is she!!!!!

    Now is just so important to all.

  • Jessica P says:

    i would love this watch to remind me everyday to live life NOW!!!!

  • Stacy J says:

    I sometimes will, quite literally, tell myself to Be Present. Or to Focus. It’s an internal reminder to put the phone down, to look up to the sky, and to pay attention to what’s around me. Meditation is a great tool, too.

  • Kim Reid says:

    Also saw this watch over the weekend. Yes! All we have is now.

  • Med_lemine says:

    Oh i really love it !!

  • Lee Strasburger says:

    For me, the easiest way to stay present is to avoid thinking about the future and the past. To be forgiving and to appreciate how special all of life is, the good and the bad.

    I have a fantasy. If I were to have a tattoo, and I am a 62 year old female, I would have a little wristwatch tattooed to my wrist so that I could always tell what time it isn’t. Wouldn’t that be fun?

  • Sue says:

    I love to engage with Nature. Just watching the wind moving the leaves in the trees across the street takes up many moments of my day. Heaven. Fun fact: All the leaves respond individually to the wind. Quite the sight.

  • Zach says:

    Love the watch!

  • Bethany says:

    The time IS now! 🙂 What a wonderful reminder!

  • Drew says:

    Some say time is money, but money will never buy time. Take action NOW!

  • Crista Cloutier says:

    Each day I take a very, very long walk. No headset, no phone. Just my thoughts as I meander the streets and paths.

    To the rest of the world I look lazy. But I know that this is the most important part of my day. This is where the real work gets done. This is when I am most deep in the moment.

    I bring a camera to keep myself grounded and pay attention, becoming sharply focused on my surroundings.

    I think through the decisions that need to be made, giving myself the space to really think through each issue. I carry a notebook and capture the ideas and insights that being in nature gives.

    I breathe and give thanks for right now.

  • Nabil Ansari says:

    this is like trolling the owner of that watch, in an inspiring way.

  • Katie Probert says:

    THE TIME IS NOW! This is really great, what a wonderful symbol of living in the moment.

  • Vanessa Holmes says:

    What helps me live in the present is to breathe and mediate. I take lots of pictures to capture moments but I am at present when fully engaged with all my being. When I feel alive I know I am in the “now”.

  • Jenny says:

    My aunt who was like my big sister and best friend passed away 7 yrs ago. We were so close and I always looked up to her – she was about 8 yrs older then me. I remember her telling me that wearing a watch was bad luck because when the clock stops, times up, and something bad would usually happen…and it stuck to me til this day. As many watches I have from presents I don’t really wear them, only when I get on the field to coach. But this watch…is not just any watch – its telling you that “NOW!” is the time. Stop planning, stop putting deadlines — just do it! And thats where I am in life, and when I get stuck I can look at my wrist next to a tattoo that reminds me that I decide what doors I open and close in my life – just keep on moving forward. Because its the “NOW!” that matters, not yesterday and not tomorrow.

  • Kimberly says:

    My five year old helps me live in the present!

  • Don Fowler says:


    The contest is fine, but I could not get the links to work, so I could not read the complete posts.


  • Brian says:

    Keeping my phone in my pocket helps me live in the present.

  • MJA says:

    can’t live without my watch so this would be a great reminder of where my focus should be.

  • Cori says:

    What a great reminder! I currently have a silent alarm set on my iphone for 10:00am, 2:00pm and 7:00pm. At those times I see a message – “How are you feeling?” I take a second to focus on the present moment and try to name my current emotion. It’s been helpful!

  • B. Taylor Rhys says:

    When I’m lost in time (either past or future)/stressed I look the nearest human in the eye and smile from the heart and think “I see you; & I am here.” If there is no human, and I can see the sky, I sigh, let go, and take in the vastness of the moment in gratitude.
    Thanks for all your inspiration, Chris – obviously the world needs it!

  • Aaron Kelley says:

    I read a quote a while ago, I don’t know who said it but it said “We cannot change the past, but the choices we make today can change the future.” This mindset has been keeping me present. I know i can’t undo what I’ve done good or bad, but I can do things today to make tomorrow better!

  • Kathy says:

    A daily practice of short mediations is what helps me stay in the present.

  • Beth says:

    Mantra “I am here” and trusting the Universe. Awesome device!

  • Nicki Ivey says:

    Very nice. I also rather like their infinity bracelets. Cool giveaway! (Sorry I can’t be as deep as the other comments I skimmed through…)

  • Lee says:

    I repeat to myself “I AM the mighty presence in action, and that’s all there is” several times a day. It’s like meditating with a mantra that brings me back when my mind drifts. I haven’t mastered being here now all the time, but at least I get back here every so often. It builds the muscle of remembrance.

  • Shannon Lagasse says:

    What helps me to stay present is sound. When I tune into the sounds around me, or when one sound really stands out, it refocuses my attention and brings me back to the moment.t

  • Ed Cooper says:

    The only time that matters is NOW! What a great reminder that is as well as the fact we should help others NOW as well. Thanks.

  • Kathi says:

    Simply reading the newspaper or watching the news reminds me to live in the present. If nothing else, tragedies can serve as reminders to the rest of us to get our priorities straight (whatever that means to you) and live your life to the fullest.

  • Takki says:

    I want this watch NOW

  • Leonardo says:

    The aroma of coffee always brings me to the present moment.

  • Cody James says:

    With age comes wisdom. I have a lot more of the former than the latter, but one day you wake up and realize that, even under the best circumstances, most of the ticks of your clock are behind you. And then someone who you THOUGHT had the same number of ticks ahead of him as you do, that someone’s clock stops ticking.

    And you ask yourself what do you want to do with your few remaining ticks? And you don’t want to waste any of them. And you pay attention to each one as the unique jewel that it is.

    That is the only wisdom that I have.

  • Louis Skip Gonzalez says:

    Let’s go out there like a bunch of crazed dogs and have some fun!

  • Sheri says:

    This watch makes me smile. 🙂

  • Katie says:

    When I’m goofing around/ procrastinating I ask myself “is this the most productive way I could be spending my time.” Asking myself that question is a trigger for getting back to work.

  • William Lacey says:

    is a great time

  • William Lacey says:

    is our time

  • Jasmine G says:

    What helps me live in the moment is reminding myself to enjoy the beauty before me (it’s everywhere if you “really” look). I used to drive the 1.5hours home from work in peak hour traffic (Sydney is beautiful but traffic sucks!), often during sunset hours. The times I looked up from the traffic snarl I would see the most beautiful pink, purple, orange and deep blue skies in the horizon. It left be amazed and in awe, more so the fact that it was always there but I would be distracted or unappreciative of it. Now I remind myself to always enjoy the beauty around me and the moment I’m living in.

  • Katrina says:

    I need one of those watches in my life!

  • Alicia says:

    A few things that help me enjoy a moment of “in the here and now”:

    1) Savoring the first sip of my morning mocha even as I cross the street to another busy day at work.

    2) Standing on the lip of a plane a three-count from diving out with the wind howling in my ears and the ground 13,000 feet below.

  • Martin says:

    The watch looks pretty cool. What reminds me to live in the present? For the past eleven years I have practiced a form of Zen Buddhist meditation called Zazen. It is a form of breathing, sitting meditation. I learned about it from three books:

    Hoop Dreams by Phil Jackson
    Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
    Three Pillars of Zen by Roshi Philip Kapleau

  • Victor says:

    No time like the present. Let’s stay in the moment and the power of now.

  • Kimmoy says:

    This watch is pretty dope! It’s like a fasionable reminder that all you have is now. I use my gymboss timer to help me focus and get work done, also use it for workouts.

  • Karen Talavera says:

    What helps me live in the present? Realizing the past is gone and the future has yet to happen. Neither are real. The only reality is now.

  • Annette says:

    Watching the sun rise and the sun set each day is a reminder of how fleeting life is. That is the perfect reminder to live in the moment and get the full potential out of each day.

  • Ada says:

    What helps me to live in the present:

    – Being mindful of my surrounding and how each and everything I interact with makes me feel, whether it’s positive or negative
    – Daily meditation (30mins in the morning and sometimes also 30mins at night)

  • Ben Capozzi says:

    I have a sundial on my back porch I check most every day; inscribed on it is this: “The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here.”

  • Jenn says:

    Stopping to smile – at others or just to myself. 🙂

  • Olga Layfield says:

    To keep me in the present moment…

  • Kendra Turner says:

    The courage to deal with the present moment by being and encouraging someone else to do the same. I leave yesterday for yesterday, and tomorrow to fend for itself, and each present moment is my moment to give graceful “thank you”, and “how can I help?” My life is as much as a universal investment as yours, so the present counts.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Working as a preschool teacher keeps me present. I experience the magic of childhood each day, and no one lives and loves in the now the way a child does. I follow the silvery paths of snails, and marvel at dew drops on morning glories. I sing and dance whenever the urge strikes me. I kiss away tears and turn frowns into laughter, because life’s too short to be anything but ecstatic right now!

  • Gustavo Junqueira - Um vagaMundo says:

    If I get the watch I’ll remember to live in the present. Oops I’m the future already :/

  • Liel says:

    I guess knowing that everything could change in the blink of an eye. I try to savor what I have now. I actually work for a startup called imperative, we’re all about helping people find purpose in their work and live in the moment (we’re big on Thank god its monday because we can’t spend our weeks waiting for friday) and I’ve promoted the watches from time to time. I’ve always really wanted one to remind me to stop and enjoy when I start freaking out about my future (which happens a lot i’m an unpaid intern)

  • TTN says:

    See the beauty and make the most of it.

  • hope floats says:

    I think this watch is an awesome reminder to “be here now”!! As I write this in the “now”, staying present to all that life has to offer is truly a magical gift you are given each and every moment. And the “now” doesn’t discriminate!! It’s really up to you to have the perspective to stay present and awake wherever you are in this world.
    Being present is a challenge, but it’s also a reward when you find the ability to do so. Taking mindful breaths, and just reminding myself that I am blessed to be alive with every inspiration/expiration helps to keep me in the present. And knowing that love and light always surround me also helps! I have a tattoo that represents and reminds me of the ” impermanence” of life. Everything changes, and if you do happen to find yourself in an uncomfortable “now” moment, remember that it is impermanent! Life moves, life flows, just as your breath! Okay, enough rambling, but I really do love living in the present! Happy Friday! 🙂

  • Pat Easterbrooks says:

    If I live by that watch, maybe my life will end right on time.

  • Janice says:

    I have been learning how to be present for the last few weeks. It’s important to me because it has been the most effective way for me to manage my emotions (something I’m actually not great at) and remain positive about life. What helps me be present? When I begin to feel overwhelmed, stressed or worried about the future, I ask myself 2 questions.

    1) Is anything bad happening now?
    2) What can you do now?

    The first question has as its inspiration the zen question, “Is there anything lacking now?” I tweaked it a little to reflect the concern (that something bad is happening or will happen) that is usually at the root of my stress. When I realise that nothing bad is happening now NOW, I regain my.. presence of mind, so to speak. The second question then helps me to identify the present, doable tasks I can do.

  • Kevin Sabourin says:

    Fear – hard not to be present with tension or anxiety (not my personal favorite though)
    Faith – That moment when you choose faith in your decisions or the fear you were feeling
    Flow – when you’re into your ‘thing’ so much that you achieve “flow.” Presence feels different while you’re in that moment, like an enlightened state of presence, but it is the real you – just shining and brilliant.

  • Lauren says:

    Being out with nature helps keep me in the now, especially when I’m in the redwoods! There’s just something about their majesty that makes me forget all else and breathe in the surroundings. All is alive! And I am one with the earth.

  • Julie says:

    I just moved to Colorado to be surrounded by nature. Every time I go hiking I forget about my worries and realize that the present moment is more fufilling than planning the future. Whenever I need to re-center myself I remember these moments in nature, or take a hike!

  • Kim says:

    I have been eyeing this watch for so long, it’s just so perfect! My husband helps me stay in the present. I realized last year that I spend too much time lost in my own head when we are together and I made a commitment to myself to be present and really hear him. I try to be present in all of my life, but it’s most important at home with the people you love the most, at least in my opinion. <3

  • Mija Speakman says:

    I stay in the present moment by the best tool and reminder there is…. OUR BREATH!
    If I am feeling disconnected from myself, my surroundings or other people, I take a moment to practice pranayama breathing and feel that just by connecting with myself, I am able to find a moment of consciousness and be here now.

    Yoga is also a very great way for me to stay present. This single practice has helped me stay calm, in the present and grounded to say the least. This transformative practice brings me to the only place that exists, right here and now.

    Closing my eyes can do so much for a time where the world around me can be so overwhelming. When the breathing just doesn’t seem to be cutting it, adding a internal factor like closing my eyes can be the magical touch.

    Listening to the sounds around me is another way to very simply feel present, and to literally tune in to that moment.

    These are all the beautiful ways I find the now, and being able to glance at a simple word on my wrist could be an even better way to get there! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • kendra phillips says:

    My kids. The water. The sun. The moon. I’ve traded in my watch for natural timekeeping. My family is now lighter & happier and the word “hurry” is now considered a bad word!

  • Fla says:

    ha ha ha! I LOVE the watch 🙂 Laughter! it keeps me in the present. Especially when I laugh alone for no reason because it puts me right into ‘the moment’. Try it, it really works 🙂 ha ha ha hee hee hee!

  • Leah Guzman says:

    Daily rituals, Meditation and Painting keep me present. IF I lose myself in my head I use the mantra, so hum, to get back to now:) I love the watch too. Its a very cool tool to use a reminder. You can check out my art on instagram as well @artistleahguzman…cheers!

  • Rachael says:

    I just saw one of these at wds last weekend! Writing is what keeps me in the present moment, and I seem to have to keep learning that lesson over and over until I finally embrace it. 🙂

  • Sean says:

    My senses help keep me anchored to the present. Whenever I catch my mind wandering off to the past or future, I feel my feet on the foot, the air in my lungs, the sounds around me. And then I remember that anything I am experiencing through my senses right now encompasses the present moment, here only for the barest glimpse of time.

  • Stephanie - The Travel Chica says:

    I try to frequently look at my surroundings and frame (in my mind) something that would make a great photograph. Even though I may be on my way to work or the grocery store, it helps remind me that there are interesting and beautiful things around me all of the time.

  • Stacy says:

    My dog certainly keeps me in the present haha! Also…taking moments to walk barefoot in the grass and maybe doing a handstand or two 🙂 it keeps me focused, grounded, and happy to be in the moment.

  • Robin Tefft says:

    They say a broken watch is right twice a day. This watch is right all the time! Brilliant. It stands the test of time.

  • annmarie mecera says:

    I live in the present by doing the things I love that don’t cost a thing to accomplish. Living in the present for me includes sitting in the sun, listening to relaxing music, reading, and loving on my dog. So I’ve set up a Google task reminder in my calendar that pops up every month reminding me to enjoy these things.

  • Shirley Braden says:

    Stopping to breathe and stopping to laugh. Both require living in the now and won’t allow you to project your life away.

  • Sam Hunter says:

    What a fabulous timepiece!!!

  • Wendy Buchan says:

    What a great reminder to live in the moment. Something I continually need reminding of!

  • Ashley Midkiff says:

    I prefer to live in the present moment and use many diffent practices to assist in my journey. Each day is full of endless treasures if you stay present. I would like share a teaching my present moment awarness brought me this evening. Enjoy!

    The Tiddely-Poem Principle:

    The more it snows

    The more it goes

    The more it goes

    On snowing.


  • e michelle says:

    having three kids keeps me in the moment, no time for daydreaming. if i have a moment to myself its brief but im half in the moment and half concentrating on the future!

  • Asma Begum says:

    The fact that I don’t allow my happiness to be limited by a day that I can’t have back, or a day that doesn’t exist yet.
    That’s what makes me love living in the present.

  • tiffanie says:

    My kitties! Does that count?

  • Dave W! says:

    Expand your own present by making more now for others.

  • Monet Diamante says:

    The thing that helps me live most in the present is being mindful and paying attention – putting down technology, and showing up for life. I literally ask myself multiple times a day when I find myself on my phone or rushing to do things “am I showing up for life right now?” If the answer is no, I get back to now. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these watches and for all you to to give back to the community 🙂

  • Tonya Atkinson says:

    My 3 year old son keeps me in the present

  • Jen Heuett says:

    I remind myself that my website and start-up company will not wait for me to get out of bed to be successful. It needs my attention, compassion, and effort NOW.

  • Mark says:

    Love it. The present moment is all there is. Everything else is memory and expectation.

  • G V SETHURAMAN says:

    Mindful meditation.Being conscious and aware all the time.

  • Peter says:

    If only I could tell what time it is, I’m sure this watch will help…..LOl

  • Chris M says:

    My super short attention span helps me live in the now.

  • Arzoo says:

    Death. It reminds of the limited time we have in this world. Hence, to live every moment as if its our last.

  • Kristin says:

    Such a helpful reminder!

  • Nicole Ri says:

    Wow. So just NOW while being present on instagram, i saw this giveaway of this watch i have wanted for so long. I dont have a watch but im always watching time. Go figure. Though i question, can you really be anything but present? Yeah i get the whole thing of in our minds we travel, but regardless, its still happening now. Thanks for the NOW watch!!!! 🙂 best gift ever.

    Oh and recently doing my nails has helped me NOW.

  • Sara says:

    One deep breath brings me to the now .

  • Evy Novita says:

    Here’s 10 rituals :

    1. Meditation : explore healing power of silence and come to know who you really you are

    2. Yoga : “to breathe properly is to live properly ” foods : fill your plate with fresh vegetables , fruits , and grains . not dead foods

    4. Reading : “Knowledge is only potential power” , do not read just anything . You must very selective about what you read for your mind and the quality of your life it : “stop making excuses and just do it” looking what are you doing , how you are spending your day and the thoughts you are thinking , you give yourself a benchmark for measuring improvement . And only human being can step out of himself and analyze what he is doing right and wrong . A dog cannot do this , a monkey cannot do this , but you can .

    6. Wakeup early : RISE with the sun and to start the day off well , the QUALITY and not quantity of sleep that is important .

    7. Stay Positive : think positive thoughts . Give a prayer of thanks for all you have . Work on your gratitude list . Listen to some great music . Watch the sun come up , laugh whether felt like it or not , just to get the happiness juices . And remember laughing is medicine for your soul .
    Then ask your self : ” what would i do today if today was my last ?” : never forget the power of music , spend lilttle time with it everyday

    9. Self-talk : a mantra is nothing more than a collectuin of words strung togerher to create a positive effect . If you say that you are old and tired , this mantra will be manifested in your external reality .

    10. Simplicity : never live in the thick of thin things . Focus only on your priorities , those activities which are truly meaningful . Your life will be uncluttered , rewarding , and exceptionally peaceful .
    You always want more than you have. How can you ever be happy ? 🙂

    And thats it . Have good life . Peace

  • Sebastian Mealer says:

    It’s funny but it’s true! Now is all there really is, any other time only exists in our mind

  • Sebastian Mealer says:

    P.S., if i win this today, I will consider and refer to it as a personal birthday gift from Chris Guillebeau

  • Jeana says:

    Awesome watch!
    I am working on doing only one thing at a time. It helps me be present.

  • Anna Marie says:

    The “now” always has a lesson. This thought reminds me to stay present.

  • Mayank says:

    Observing Nature helps me live in the present moment. Nature never was nor ever will be…nature is just is…timeless and perfect always

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  • Kimi says:

    Yesterday’s history, tomorrow’s a mystery, today is a gift…that’s why they call it the present. 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    The reality of life’s impermanence keeps me grounded in the moment. Everything can change in an instant. I live in a society where this is a fundamental truth, and yet, still, I need reminding from time to time that NOW is all we have. Comfort zones, while good places to recharge, are soul suckers if entertained long term. Please send me the watch to remind me when I need reminding. 🙂

  • Libin says:

    when I really enjoy with heart and have fun with what I do, I feel the “now”….

  • CraigJiggy says:

    I’m in always in the present because in the millionth of a second it took to process the that what the time was on my future now watch… It has already…become…history. #timeflys #nowIsTheTime

  • Kira Elliott says:

    I stay present by cultivating the habit of kindness to all I meet. I have to look for something good and wish them well in my mind, if not out loud. Works most of the time. Hard to be kind if you are not present.

  • heidi says:

    Imagine that.. every time you would look down, it would be some type of reminder that you are ALIVE, to smell the flowers, to feel the wind on your face, to admire and acknowledge any thoughts. and then when that moment passes, you look again, and again, a reminder that there’s no such time as the present.

  • Zorica says:

    NOW is the time to live life fully and do what you always dreamed doing.

  • Tiz says:

    The reminder bell on my phone keeps me on track to remind myself to stop, breath and use all my senses to be aware & grateful of the present moment!

  • Sabrina says:

    Recognizing that NOW is all that matters is a powerful thought. I have been in training for a career over the past 12 years with the thought that, “one day things will be better. ” Delayed gratification is a dangerous thing that eats you into apathy and depression. Recently, I got rid of my wall calendar as an attempt to focus more on the NOW. I would love to give this watch to a deserving parent of a child with cancer at my work to help them remember how absolutely delightful it is to know that we are here NOW and that is a special thing.

  • Kindall says:

    I experience everyday as if it is my last. I never say no to new experiences and I make connections with people beyond small talk. I do not buy into most social media, even though that is the fuel of my generation. I practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness every day and I get myself through school with a job and two unpaid internships. I am always aware of my surroundings and what I can do for people. I plan for my future and remember my past, but I always remember to Be Here Now.

  • Ande says:

    Deep breaths, pausing, lavender oil and full body movement, and practicing gentle kindness when I call myself home after realizing I have left the present moment.

  • CC Lee says:

    Reminding myself that today could quite possibly be the best day of my life depending on my attitude and decisions is how I choose to live in the present. Cheers!

  • Charles says:

    Reminders are always nice to have.

  • Brian Williams says:

    I could definitely use this. I keep forgetting that its now.

  • Ricky says:

    Meditation helps me to live in the present. I always feel best about the day ahead in the morning, and mediation helps me to reset, so even at night I feel as refreshed as I do in the morning. When I find myself wishing for the following weeks to go by quickly, so that I may sooner enjoy a fun trip or event, I have to recenter myself and know that the weeks in between is time in my life that may be enjoyed just as much.

  • Stacy says:

    Living in the present is important and I try to do that in an effort not to worry about things I don’t have immediate control over. However, living only in the present can be a dangerous place. There needs to be balance. Being reminded that “now” is the time to act and be motivated to follow your dreams is critical to taking the bull by the horns and getting things done. I also need to envision my future in order to move forward in a way that is wise, and beneficial to accomplish those goals. Living in the moment can be reckless or it can be incredible. I choose for it to be incredible.

  • Krystal Lewis says:

    To remember to live moment by moment to get through the busiest times.

  • M Walston says:

    Too often, people are dictated by time and the daily grind that comes with making a living. We are constantly looking at our watch, our phone, and tapping into habits that give the illusion of ease but in truth are pulling us from the present. As a videographer, I am constantly trying to capture the present. Ironically enough, most of my favorite moments are tech-free. We have to be responsible and committed to living life to its fullest. We can’t stop time but we can be mindful about the habits we form with the time we have. Look up. Be still. Breathe. Listen. Love. Be grateful. Remember those whose time has stopped. Set an intention for your day. William Saroyan once said, “Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

    Three things that help me live in the present.
    1. Yoga. This practice has brought an immense amount of clarity and peace to my life. It has helped me maintain both physical and mental health. And as many others have said before – breath – it is all about the breath.
    2. Minimalism. Clear the clutter. Clear the mind. Being mindful of what I surround myself with helps me to be mindful of how I spend my time.
    3. Love. Being loved by my boyfriend who is fantastic at pulling me away from my camera and snapping me back into “now.”

  • Joey Katona says:

    Keeping sabbath! Sometimes that means freeing myself from technology for a few hours; other times it just means being super intentional about relationships–with my wife, with colleagues, with friends…speaking of, no more computer/cell phone for the day!

  • Steve Cox says:

    ” I want it all, and I want it NOW ! ” if that’s OK 🙂

  • Yvette Z says:

    Certain moments where I can swear I feel everything freeze and I can smell my surroundings and see everything all in one visual frame, and if someone happens to be a part of that instant I’m aware of them fully, top to bottom left and right. I take in the whole moment in time like a painting. This reminds me how to stay in the present, its an unconscious reminder.

  • Tim C says:

    What a brilliant watch.

    I try to be present in the moment by taking walks each day, but with different routes each time. The great thing is that these walks are a lot like life. We don’t always know where we’re going, but the important part is to walk purposefully.

  • Marie-Claire Enright says:

    When so much has come to pass that the past is now an undesirable ubication and the future an ilusion of either a present infinitely in the making or a future past equally painstakingly postrated, one begins to realise that NOW is the most secure site of residence and the only happy home available to one’s own.

  • Marie-Claire Enright says:

    Spelt backwards it’s “won”… 😉

  • Marvin Ng says:

    Time is precious… We spend time with our loved ones, making a living, building a business, creating great products, or maybe try to make the world a better place.

    NOW is the time to take actions.
    Each and every second, minute, hour, day, week, month, and year counts.

    I am spending each and every night talking to my girlfriend, sharing our thoughts of the day on practically everything from work to healthcare, and from discovering surprises in our lives to fun stuffs. It’d be great to have something cool that we can cherish – a tiny time machine – that will empower us to make our time count!

    Marvin Ng

  • CG says:

    Mindfulness exercises help me stay in the present. If I catch my mind jumping around to the past or the future, I like to ground myself by listing in my head five sounds I can hear, five scents I can smell, five sensations I can feel in my body – all at that very moment, which forces me to stop thinking and stay present.

  • kristen mcclary says:

    awesome giveaway thanks for the chance

  • Greg Taylor says:

    I have been struggling for a couple of years to become more mindful. My beautiful wife is much further along that road of wisdom than I, and so she is a great model.

    And silence helps. A few minutes each day and my facial muscles unclench.

  • Bronwyn says:

    This is the perfect reminder.

  • Sean says:

    My 8 year old granddaughter keeps me focused on the now. Kids are cool that way. They have such a short history that they don’t have to live in the past. They don’t know much about what to expect and their worries are fleeting. Her name is Grace, and that also reminds me that every breath is a gift. . . thanks for asking.

  • Eric Schurch says:

    Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
    Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
    Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
    The time is gone, the song is over, thought I’d something more to say.

  • Helen says:

    It’s a challenge for me to stay in the present….. Hence the need for this watch……

  • Shannon says:

    My goals list helps me look forward and live in the now. I’m reminded that if I want to accomplish something, it won’t do to put it off. Do it now, do it now, do it now!

  • Andrew says:

    Knowing that I have to provide for my family keeps me in the present. Knowing that I know nothing about what the future holds keeps me in the present.

  • Natalie says:

    To stay in the present I meditate every morning, listening to my breath while letting go of the past or future events.

  • Johnny F. says:

    For me there’s two things: friendship/ love and goals in life!

    When you are with the people you love the most, you enjoy every moment of the present and that’s a “gift”. And goals make your life meaningful, gives you the strength to never give up, live every moment of the present to the fullest to, in the end, fulfill your dreams. Appropriate quote of the day!

    Quote of the day: “Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
    If you’re alive, it isn’t.”

  • Tyler S says:

    I start my day riding my bike or running. It helps reset and get ready for another exciting day. Past is the past.

  • Corrine says:

    What helps me live in the present – I’m very easily distracted by worries about the future and keep myself grounded in the ‘now’ through reminder pop-ups in my daily life, e.g. lock screen wallpaper on my phone, post-it notes.

  • Gary Kirk says:

    I must admit that I’m still in school in learning how to live in the present.

  • Victoria says:

    Having coffee outside in the morning and making friends with one of the many stray dogs that we have here in Cuzco. I could also say that it was quitting my job in Europe, traveling South America and settling down in Peru but this would be a lie since the present moment is always right there. I guess changing the setting just helped me to eventually see it. So it doesn’t matter where you are, the present moment is always with you and it’s pretty much all you’ve got. Plus it’s really interesting chatting with the stray dogs, they have lots of stories to tell.

  • Jill McBride says:

    What a great reminder to stay present!

  • Tom Norman says:

    I am only now. I have never been, and never will be, because each moment is and will always be all we ever have.

    I really like this watch! 🙂 I bet it would help me to live in the present 😉

  • Elana says:

    To be writing or walking or swimming or being with another human being so fully that time passes without your knowing–this is what it means to live in the now.

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