Give yourself the present of being present. Read or listen to learn 3 easy ways to be present now.
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Welcome to Lovin My Daughter-in-law Podcast, where my mother-in-law, relationship expert and master certified coach, LeAnn Austin, will help you create more love and connection with your daughter-in-law and everyone else you care about.
Hey y’all, you’re listening to Lovin My Daughter-in-law, Episode #95: Present
It’s that time of year when you’ve probably been thinking about presents. What you’re giving, maybe what you’re going to get, but what about simply being present? Present is the existence, occurring, consciousness of right now, I love Abraham Maslow’s thought about it saying: “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” Hmmm
You may be thinking, how do I do this LeAnn? How do I remain present during the craziness of the season? I have way too many things to do. I’m so frustrated with how a few members of my family are acting. I just want to get through this and hopefully next year will be better. Let’s give yourself the present of being present right now.
Here are three ways to make that happen.
Number one: Slow Down – In our fast paced world, it’s essential to slow down and savor the moment. Give yourself some time to not be moving a hundred miles a minute. What can you say no to? What can you delegate? Who do you enjoy being with and what do you like to do? Schedule more free time and less get everything done time. Slowing down helps you be present and more appreciative of the now.
The second way to be present is: 5-4-3-2-1 Exercise – This grounding exercise involves identifying five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste. It’s an excellent technique to quickly become aware of your surroundings and stay present.
And if you’re like LeAnn, no, that’s too much. Then just take a few seconds, put your hand on your heart, close your eyes if you like, and take three big breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. I love to do this, even just one big breath helps me come back to the moment.
And the last way to be present is: Let go of the past and future. While it is essential to learn from the past and plan for the future, dwelling on these can prevent you from being present. Accept the past for what it is and focus on the present moment. I love to ask myself, how can I make the most of right now? What can I do to feel more love with the people I’m with right now? Let go of everything that has already happened or may happen and simply be in the now.
There you go. There’s your simple ways, three simple ways to be present. Try one of them out and let me know how it goes.
In December, our focus will be on present. The gift that you give yourself when you’re in the now. I am teaching practical skills and easy ways to be present. And I also have an awesome acronym to help you remember what to do when your brain is everywhere but in the moment. What a perfect time of year to give yourself the present of being present.
So join Lovin My Daughter-in-law Program. And no, you don’t need a daughter in law. This is a beautiful community of people strengthening their relationships with others and themselves, as well as their mental and emotional muscles. There’s more information in the show notes.
One last quote by Shannon L. Alder. “The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.” Hmm, something to think about.
Come work with me and I’ll teach you how to give yourself the gift of being present as well as a variety of ways to feel more love for yourself, your daughter-in-law, and anyone else you care about.
Have a good one y’all, and here’s to present and love.
If you’re listening to this podcast when it’s released, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are happening this week. So from now through November 27th, you can join Lovin My Daughter-in-law Program for only $29. That gives you access to everything in the program for an entire month, which is perfect timing for any upcoming family events.
This offer is only good for this week. And this isn’t something that I’ll be offering again. So if you’ve been on the fence about joining Lovin My Daughter-in-law Program, this is the time to do it. Go to the show notes for more information and enter the discount code MoreFunAndLove if you’re ready to be present, and create more fun and connection with your daughter-in-law or anyone you care about.
Have a good one, y’all. If you enjoyed this podcast, check out LeAnn’s Lovin My Daughter-in-law Program, where she coaches and teaches a variety of ways to have more fun and connection in our relationships. LeAnn also shares the five secrets she uses to create a beautiful relationship with me and her other daughter-in-law. She’s the real deal. I highly recommend you check this out.