How To Develop A Strong Presence
It’s a question that we most likely don’t stop to ask ourselves often enough…
What is the one thing that I can do for myself this week?
While to-do lists and work calendars can feel overwhelming and time consuming, it’s important to keep in mind that one of the greatest, most simple gifts that you can give to yourself on a weekly basis is the ability to build and grow a strong presence.
In other words, start to give yourself full permission to be present with your thoughts, and your time.
Building a strong presence: Why take the time?
Let me clarify a little bit further. In any typical week, most of our motivation and thoughts lies behind tasks that need to be done, errands that might need to get done, and work meetings that need to be attended.
But rarely do we pause, and take time to be present for ourselves, and only ourselves. To truly reflect, and listen to the powerfulness of simply being present.
This is important not only for yourself, but for your loved ones as well. It can be difficult for those surrounding you to get on board, be supportive, and show up for you if it’s not clear that you’re also showing up for yourself.
If it’s obvious in your life that you’re not taking time for yourself, and taking care of yourself, others can notice that.
Signs you have a strong presence.
When you carve out time, and take that time to sit be present with yourself, you’ll begin to notice the results.
In my life, I’ve noticed across that the practice of a strong self-presence has resulted in small rewards such as:
- Increased confidence
- Encouragement knowing that I get to start my day with me
- Clarity around prioritization in my life
A strong presence translates to strong self worth.
The more consistently that you are able to practice presence, the more often you’ll notice this increased confidence, and self worth.
Investing in yourself is important because, without investing, there is no advancement. And without advancement, we end up becoming complacent. Which as many of us know, complacency is the enemy of progress.
Strong Presence: how will you show up?
I’ll leave you with the same question that we started with: what will you do for yourself this week?
Beyond that, how can you work on being present with yourself, and taking that time to reflect and prioritize?
My hope for you is that as you build your power of presence, that clarity and confidence follows. Show up for yourself first, and everything else will fall into place.
Try it out, and comment below to let me know how it goes! Or head to my Instagram account and comment there. I would love to hear from you!
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