Tips for Being More Present and WHY it’s Important
Ever notice how challenging it is to stay present and in the moment? Especially since we have so many tools to escape our daily lives (hello, social media!).
While it’s easy to get distracted these days, living in the present has extremely powerful benefits. And you’re in luck, because we’ve collected some wisdom from a bunch of TaskHuman pros who explain not only the benefits of being present, but how to become more present in your day-to-day.
Keep reading to find a tip or two you can implement today.
THE BENEFITS OF BEING PRESENT
Benefit 1: Better focus
When you’re able to do just one thing at a time, there’s a magical result: You can get more done, faster. Focus leads to efficiency.
Listen as Coach Allison Spears explains:
Benefit 2: Calm nervous system
When you only have to pay attention to one thing – the thing in front of you – it’s easier for your system to navigate, resulting in a calm internal environment.
Coach Laurie Angress describes this concept more here:
Benefit 3: Refined self-knowledge & boundaries
Being present is time well spent. Just the practice of working on presence can put you at ease. And when you’re at ease and in the moment, you’re able to collect priceless information about what you enjoy, what you’re good at and what you prefer to do—resulting in confidence in setting clear boundaries.
Coach Justine Clark elaborates here:
But… sometimes what’s good for us is easier said than done. Right?
If you want to learn how to cultivate more presence in your life, check out what these TaskHuman pros recommend…
HOW TO CULTIVATE MORE PRESENCE
Tip #1: Become aware
While a lot of us might struggle to stay present, it’s important to notice what’s happening in the moment. This leads to better awareness and clarity in our daily lives. More awareness leads to a clear path of learning.
Coach Jamie Carroll shares her tips here:
Tip #2: Be mindful
When you’re 100% focused on what’s happening in the moment, you’ll be more present. This will also help boost energy and help alleviate stress.
Coach Laurie Abele explains her tricks here:
Tip #3: Avoid distractions
Avoiding distractions of the mind helps remove barriers to being present in the moment.
Coach Emily May describes this here:
You just discovered the benefits of being present and you’ve learned a few tips on how to incorporate this practice in your day-to-day life.
However, a word of warning – just knowing this information isn’t going to translate into being more present. That’s because the key is that you need to take action on what you just learned.
We encourage you to start practicing these techniques in your real life. Even if you start with just a few minutes a day—every bit counts and you can build up to more time being present.
A bonus option? Reach out for help.
Tons of live TaskHuman pros are available for 1-on-1 video calls at the time and place that works best for you. In just a few minutes, you’ll be on your way to getting all the support you need.