While this phrase was previously used to preface a statement with which the speaker or writer attempts to relate to the audience's or readership's similar experiences, the phrase is now primarily used on social media arbitrarily to describe any experience the social media user wants no matter how idiosyncratic.
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.”
A metal band (this title is debatable) founded by Chris Howorth and Maria Brink in 2005. They released a few albums in the early 2000s (Beautiful Tragedy, The Dream, A Star Crossed Wasteland). After a Star Crossed Wasteland, almost all the band members dropped out and the band was close to disbanding. In This Moment began writing a new album in 2011 and had a new lineup, releasing their 4th album, Blood in 2012, their highest charting album. They are releasing their 5th album, Black Widow, in November 2014.
Time for which it takes your friend to leave the house: 3 minutes
A historical event (a moment in time): depends if it is the sinking of the titanic (hours), impact of fat man (.01 milliseconds)
Interval of time it takes to complete computer repairs in a movie: 2.45 seconds (always followed by the word “there”)
A threat: 16 seconds give or take a few.
Well hell, a unit of time it takes to do anything. All you have to say is “in a moment” and they (friends/family/gun toting villains) have to wait until your done. Except if you get shot cus that would suck, but at least it’ll only take a moment.