The 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: The Power of Presence (9/30)💚
In this podcast episode, I invite you to consider if your mind is where your body is (presence).
"The ability to tune into where you are; to be present; tuning into the now, is a fun activity to be able to do."
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The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 177
Challenge: The Power of Presence (9/30)
The Power of Presence is our topic for today (Day 9) in the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success.
If this is your first time listening, know we are diving into the challenge content. If you like what you hear, jump back to the episode titled “Getting Started with the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success” and then work your way through from the beginning - or visit EmptyNestSuccess.com to sign up for daily or weekly email delivery of this challenge that will lead you to companion videos, additional journal prompts, resources and more!
Here we go:
Hello, amazing human and beautiful soul, jumping off of our last episode’s topic about the future storytelling, today’s topic is another one of my favorites.
Becoming present is a great way to turn off the autopilot mode of your life. Whether it's playing a board game, taking in a sunrise or a sunset, reading, or whatever it is, that helps you “be.” There’s a book all about this. It’s The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. It's a great book. I’ll admit, I’ve read it multiple times and even created a book discussion for it in the Empty Nest Success home, and you may join that anytime.
Have you ever paid attention to how often you catch yourself mentally nowhere near where your body actually is - those moments or sometimes hours or days where we go through the motions of life yet our thoughts are continually not where we are physically.
Maybe it’s replaying the past; worried about the future; working through a conversation that has already happened or has yet to happen.
Now, this isn’t always a bad thing, for sure, but becoming conscious of even just a little bit of this time and learning to direct your thoughts where you want to focus is an incredible skill to learn.
After all, we are human be-ings. Be. Just be.
The ability to tune into where you are; to be present; tuning into the now, is a fun activity to be able to do. In the last episode, I discussed catching the moments where we are dropping into scenarios of life that aren’t “now.” Being aware of this, brings the ability to choose where you place yourself, and also choose, “now.”
By catching that “drop in” moment, you can then tune in and ask yourself things like, “Wait a minute, where am I focused right now? What am I doing? Am I going through the motions? Do I want to be going through the motions? Do I want to be more present? Or, What can I do to become present?
Noticing you want to choose to be more present? Then, this is where the top of your toolbox items may come in handy.
Sometimes, it's as easy as taking a few deep breaths. Other times, it's doing an activity, maybe taking a walk outside, you'll figure out what works for you and, also, your list may change over time.
Often, those top of the toolbox items you’ve already noted are the ones that have the ability to bring you into the present moment. I love how that happens!
Your journal prompt for today is on a scale from 1-10, how present are you in life? Here’s a bonus one: Do you want more presence moving forward?
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Thanks for listening today! Tune into where you are - see if you’re present - and don’t you dare forget that you are amazing!
Chat next time!
30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success
It's time to take control of your new reality and turn it into a positive experience. Do the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success and get started on your amazing new chapter in life! All are welcome - whether the empty nest is ahead or you've been in it for years and anywhere between.