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Presence vs. Presents

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 15:40:49-05

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Korinne Bouwhuis is talking about replacing Presents with Presence.

'Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.'
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1- Disconnect from Documenting

-Live the experience fully instead.

-If pictures are a must for you, get all the necessary ones up front so you can set the camera aside without worrying.

2- Take a Deep Breath

-A deep breath from your belly is one way to strengthen what known as your 'vagal tone.' This is important because the vagal nerve is the commander-in-chief when it comes to having grace under pressure.

3- Direct Your Mind

-Avoid letting your mind direct you with each thought that may cross it, or with each distraction or list it may present.

-Access your sensory input to check back into living in the moment. What do you see, hear, feel, smell, taste?
4- Practice Mindfulness

-Focus on doing one thing at a time.

-What is my goal or purpose at this exact moment?

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