Presenting Gifts For Bridesmaids and Maid of Honor

Jun 12 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Weddings are also a perfect time where gifts are usually presented. Generosity is being out poured to all the people involved in the occasion. There are pre-wedding gifts during the engagement party and wedding shower, and some more during the wedding day itself. One of the most important gifts during weddings are gifts for bridesmaids and maid of honor. They are known to be one of the wedding etiquettes that most bridesmaids follow.

What makes bridesmaids gifts and maid of honor gifts important? Although giving such gifts is not mandatory, however, it is a good gesture to show how much the bride appreciate her wedding attendants. The bridesmaids and maid of honor are among the most important people involved in a wedding. Their role and responsibilities are undoubtedly challenging, and they are expected to do all of those without any complain or criticism. Being a bridesmaid or maid of honor doesn’t only mean standing next to the bride at her wedding day, but also help her prepare for that big date. From choosing the bride’s wedding gown, booking reservations, to decorating the wedding reception, all of these are impossible to accomplish without the wedding attendants. These are the most common reasons why giving wedding gifts for attendants is very important, symbolize thanks and appreciation for their hard work to make the special day happen, and of course their love and care for the bride as a dear friend.

They truly deserve a gift from the bride, but what will she buy for her girls? Actually, there is no hard rule when it comes to gifts for bridesmaids and maid of honor. Some brides tend to pick out the same gifts for everyone, while others opt for individual items that are according to each maid’s personality. A bride may consider getting a number of bracelets for her attendants, or different items that reflects each girl’s personality. For example, a sporty gift for a sports fanatic gal, or an executive gift for a career woman. Individual gifts vary, depending on the kind of recipient they will be given to.

While the bridesmaids gifts are usually purchased at an equal price range, gift for the maid of honor, however, should be a bit more expensive or simply different from those that are for the maids. The maid of honor has a greater responsibility than the bridesmaids, that is why she’ll be given something different or a bit more pricey to set her apart.

Wedding gifts for attendants are unlimited. Shopping gifts for them is no longer limited at local gift shops, but they can also be found online today. There are thousands of online stores these days that offer a wide assortment of wedding gifts for attendants, from bridesmaids gifts, maid of honor gifts, wedding gifts for the couple, parents and other junior attendants, to small presents for the wedding guests. Among the most popular gifts for bridesmaids and maid of honor today includes personalized bridesmiads apparel such as monogrammed shirts, embroidered handbags, engraved jewelry, personalized cosmetic bags, engraved compact mirrors and so on.

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Twenty-First Century Baby Shower Presents – Baby and Pregnancy Skincare Products

Jun 11 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Baby showers are joyous occasions. A bunch of women gather to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. They drink tea or coffee, sit around and share motherhood experiences, and shower the expecting mother with gifts. The event itself is fun, and so is the shopping trip prior to the event.

Finding an appropriate gift is easy, finding an exceptional gift not so much. The stores are full of standard baby products, but that is not good enough if you really want to impress guests and ‘mother of honour’ at the baby shower party.

More and more boutiques selling baby gifts online are launching campaigns that promote unusual, yet highly desirable baby products. Some can actually be used as baby shower presents. Among the items listed on these baby accessory sites, shoppers will now also find quality baby and pregnancy skincare products. Liquid hand and body wash, lotions and soaps made from goat’s milk are currently highly in demand, as they contain proteins, amino acids and Vitamin A, which will nourish the delicate baby skin. Milk products also contain lactic acid, which will help to cleanse, exfoliate and soften the skin. They are great for babies with sensitive skin, psoriasis and eczema.

Skincare is something that should not only be applied to babies. An expecting mother should also be gifted with a selection of rubs, creams and lotions. Her body is going through tremendous changes, which will affect her skin. Tummy Rub stretch mark oils, for example, provide 100 per cent moisture and are full of Omega 3, 6 and 9. These oils – which are not really oily – will be soaked up by the skin immediately, creating a protective sheen. The skin will be soft and more flexible, limiting those dreaded stretch marks. These products are safe for mother and child, as they do not contain synthetic fragrances, colourants, paraben, xenoestrogen, phthalates, or other unhealthy substances.

You could also select an assortment of eco-friendly skin care products for the mum who cares about the environment. Quite popular are honey lip balm, honey & macadamia skin drink, organic body moisturisers, river salt & desert lime shower gel, and many more. These specific mother and baby products are perfect for all skin types, and can be ordered from various shops selling baby gifts online.

When selecting an organic travel pack, baby shower creams, and tummy rub butter, make sure that the products are genuine, and the online supplier reputable. Read as many consumer reviews as you can, and do not hesitate to talk to mums who have already used the items you want to buy. It is better to change your mind than to be embarrassed when the gifts flop.

To make your selection of baby shower presents sensational, place them in a decorative hamper or wicker baskets. Add some small toys like teethers and rattles, soft hand towels, and other practical baby accessories, wrap it all up in cellophane, and tie it all together with a stunning bow. Do not forget to add a wish card, as you do want the mother to know that this sensational gift hamper came from you.

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How The Brain Learns: Design Presentations That Audiences Remember

Jun 10 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

How does the brain process information and learn? If you give presentations then these tips may assist your audience to remember and retrieve information that you’ve taught. My notes were written while listening to a lecture given by Dr. Britt Andreatta¹. Her lecture is The Neuroscience of Learning.

1. Definition of Neuroscience of Learning: It is how the central nervous system & peripheral nervous system work together to create and retain new knowledge and skills.²

2. Research shows writing notes long hand or drawing pictures does better for memory retention than typing. It has something to do with the kinesthetic action of writing or drawing and the effect it has on the brain.

3. The hippocampus is divided into two halves which lie in the left and right sides of the brain. The organ is curved in shape.

4. The hippocampus is activated by the oral nerve, olfactory nerve and optic nerve when ever you focus.

5. The hippocampus is the data drive that records short-term memories and then pushes these memories into long-term memory.

6. Studies show, in a learning environment, where some people are distracted and checking their email that this impacts those who are focused. Therefore, before your talk ask people to avoid scrolling on social media or checking their emails.

7. Learn: The brain can intensely focus for 20 minutes and store information. After that it needs a break. Incorporate breaks into your lecture.

8. The brain likes to connect learning to something it already knows. Appreciative Inquiry: Ask people about an experience that they excelled at. This pulls up their successes.

9. Remember: First we learn then we remember. Five ways to do this are metacognition, word play, insight, social and music.

• Metacognition: awareness of one’s own learning. [In the course people were thinking of how they learn]

• Word play: Acronyms: What acronym can your audience come up with that helps them remember and recall what you are presenting?

• Insight: People gain more insight when they do their own research then when they are given all the information.

• Social connection. People learn better in groups.

• Music touches many areas of the brain. Find a way to incorporate music into their learning. [This is one of my insights. I would have people come up with acronyms put to their favorite song and share it with the group]

• Feelings: You are shooting for rewarding, slightly positive feelings.

• Retrieval: People retain better if they have a review of the information that they learned. They retrieve information better after sleeping. Sleep re-activates the circuits of what they have learned. The last hour of sleep is the most important. In the course they suggest waking up naturally.

10. Do: The trigger needs to be:

• Something observable that you can hear or see.

• Baby steps.

• The reward needs to be meaningful.

Things that you may include in your presentation:

• Games/playfulness

• Sharing with others

• Insights/”AHA” moments

• Quiz

• Light competition

• Bring gratitude, mindfulness and humor into your presentation.

Hopefully, some of these tips have resonated with you. Wishing you great success with all of your presentations!

1. Dr. Britt Andreatta is the Director of Learning and Development at

2. Neuroscience of Learning

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Cartier Provides Magnificent Presents For Christmas Day

Jun 08 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

The wonderful Christmas Day is coming. Maybe you are busy with choosing presents. Well, which to choose? What is the fashion? Surely, it is a era of fashion now. Everyone is pursuing his own style. Here and there are various fashionable things, at the same time. Among the fashion world, a little messy, there is the Cartier, superior to others. All the time, Cartier keeps the elegant taste, as the king in jewelry world.

For the 2009 Christmas, Cartier has published some limited perfect presents, such as jewelry, watches, rings, pens, leather bags and so on. Come to the Cartier world, you will find what you want to, surely.

Cartier watches

The pretty Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch has gotten a number of fans all over the world. As one of the main Cartier watches, this version really becomes a focus and catches a lot eyes from people. By the way, the smaller version with diamonds and the gold middle ones both show luxury in low tone, too. Also, Cartier has published the Tank Franaise for this special Christmas. With black watch dial and pink-gold Roman numbers, every exquisite detail makes a perfect. Another Tank watch is shining some romantic feeling by its pink watch dial against blue watch hand. Well, these watches are surely the very presents for this Christmas.

Cartier Trinity series

Cartier Trinity rings are regarded as one of the most famous rings in the jewelry world. Formed by three parts, the three-colored Trinity rings, with pretty diamonds, show people the beauty full of simplicity and power. Gold, platinum, together with the pink gold, form the Trinity Star, which mixes classical designs and modern charms. By the way, there are the Trinity pendants, made of pink gold. Do you search for the present to express your love to your girl? The Cartier Trinity series are just ready for you.

Cartier bags

Besides the above jewelry and watches, there are another perfect presents for the 2009 Christmas in the Cartier world, like the metal-edged Happy Birthday wallet, made of cow leather, the mini bag Panthere Art Deco, made from ostrich leather, Cartier Marcello bags with double Cs patterns, etc.

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Energy Secrets That Can Change Your Life: Part 2 – The Power of Living in the Present

Jun 07 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

What if you were in a new city and I was on the phone giving you directions to my house BUT your radio was on full blast, the kids were screaming in the background, etc. How easy is it to clearly and unmistakably receive or even hear guidance around such noise? Yet every day we fight to sort the constant mayhem (much of it negative) from the clear positive guidance of our real selves as well as universal guidance.

We all have tapes running constantly from our past, minutiae from our present and thoughts from others in our work, home and public environment. HUH? This is a somewhat undiscussed topic even among LOA teachers.

  • Our thoughts are frequencies that are picked up by those around us: Depending on our past –we think these are “our” thoughts. THEY AREN’T (or they aren’t usually…..)
  • We are psychic antennas. Every minute of every day…you are transmitting YOUR thoughts and emotional frequencies to others!

So you can see why it might be an important goal to stop MIND CHATTER both from coming in and going out. Having a clear and quiet…a PRESENT mind raises your vibration and allows you to have inspired thoughts that are your own.

Hans King (a famous intuitive) talks about an exercise that he personally uses to clear his mind/check that his mind is clear:

  • Count 1…1….1…..1….1…. until you have a conscious thought out loud in your mind, as soon as you have a conscious thought count 2…2…2…2…, then go up with 3,4,5 etc. Stop if you get too high. Start over until you can cont 1…1….1….1… for whatever period of time you have set as your goal…say 15 minutes to start with.

If you will practice this exercise, you will find that your mind has quieted. Do you realize how much “space” you will have to create with a quiet mind? How alive and present you will feel?

On the flip side of negative mind chatter…comes positive mind talk. Once you have quiet, you are free to order your inner world however you would like. Yesterday I got up, looked in the mirror and said out loud, “You are amazing”. Here’s the thing…so are YOU…and you should be telling yourself all kinds of delicious statements like that 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Can you imagine what it would feel like not to hear the BUT…? Just silence…knowing your conscious and unconscious are both are your side in manifesting the best internal and external reality for you!

A brief note on fear. If fear comes up for you…don’t resist it. Let it run through you. On the flip side, you can decide to face your fears and do whatever you fear most. Fear can’t be an issue if you deal with it head on.

I have worked consistently on clearing negative subconscious blocks and self judgement accumulated over the years. There are as many ways to clear these as there are practitioners. Find one that appeals to you. Don’t give up until you are living confidently and fully in the present with no negative self talk or mind chatter!

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Infant Present Containers Are The Hottest Present You Can Supply

Jun 06 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Amongst the most challenging decisions to make is the alternative of presents to give brand-new mother and fathers after the landing of their little one. It shows up rather fundamental, nonetheless think me it is a difficult one.

Though this may appear humorous, yet its usefulness as a gift for brand-new moms and dads is obtaining dramatically favored. The item is baby-gift-baskets.

They are an exceptional existing choice and are continually welcomed, possibly because of their energy qualities. This sort of containers can be utilized for selection of activities.

Baby-gift-baskets are offered in retail stores, and if you favor shopping online, you can still acquire one from a number of internet shops. Those with a charisma for creative imagination can even go an activity furthermore by making a baby-gift-basket of their alternative.

When acquiring the gift, or if you are making one by yourself, you ought to consider the sex of the youngster. These will absolutely aid you concerning the style to pick for the container.

An appealing idea is “infant baby diaper job”. If you recognize to select this, then its finest to feature non multiple-use nappies and talcum powder for the moms and dads.

If you are not disposed to the above, an additional option you could choose is to load the baby-gift-baskets with travel dimensions of the gadgets most used by the mother and fathers.

Products to think about for this consists of kid hair shampoo, cleansing soap, infant tidy clothing, lotions and lotions. The parents will most definitely value this considering that the gift items will certainly simply match the nappy bag anytime they view the brand-new arrival.

You can likewise include pleasurable items like toys and publications in the baby-gift-basket. They will certainly can be located in practical when the youngster starts to improve.

An outstanding idea is the addition of an amazing product in the baby-gift-basket. The most effective thing for this will absolutely be a duplicate of the local paper for the day the baby was birthed.

An option to baby-gift-basket is a small rocking chair the child will certainly take care of to use when it winds up being a youngsters.

And like various other baby-gift-baskets selections, this one also pick having items. Garments and toys attract attention instances of specifically just what to add.

You will choose to give a baby tub a look in if you are not additionally anxious with a rocking chair. The tub might be fulled of all bath basics like cleansing soaps, hair shampoos, clean towels, and towels.

Pleasurable products like a bath plaything or bath crayons can also be included to the little one bath tub present. This will supply something for the initial couple of years of the little one’s life.

Nonetheless, when preparing for the investment of the baby-gift-baskets, you must likewise guarantee you consist of a little present for the brand-new mother and fathers into your budget approach. A container of wine will certainly be merely fantastic, as it will definitely make it feasible for the mother and fathers toast to their new package of joy.

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Turning Conference Presentations Into Tools of Engagement

Jun 05 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

The reality of hosting a conference these days is that you need to stand out from the crowd. Your marketing efforts, networking events, sponsorship program…and yes, your content, must be different. It’s time to get creative. Throw out the old idea of posting a Call for Presentations, sending out a postcard and email, and waiting for the submissions to roll in. Even if they do roll in this way – odds are that they aren’t as creative and engaging as they need to be.

To get great content – you need to develop a plan to receive, and in many cases, build great content. Putting effort into this process in the beginning will allow you to develop a program that your conference attendees won’t soon forget.

1. What does your audience want to hear? You may think you know…but you also may be wrong. It’s so easy to send out a survey to ask prospective attendees what they are interested in. Get their feedback then be sure to let them know that they were heard. Follow up to tell them what changes were implemented because of what they told you. It’s pretty easy to base the conference tracks on what your audience is requesting – then tell the world that the “industry” developed the tracks…not your organization. And take this opportunity to thank them for their involvement in making the conference a success!

2. Develop a Call for Presentations with explicit expectations outlined. Tell prospective presenters that you’re going to build the strongest program in the history of your conference. Let them know that the industry has already been involved, and you know what they want to learn. Then tell them that in order to do this, you need more from your presenters than just showing up to give a breakout session. You need them “engaged” from the time they are accepted. They may be expected to create a LinkedIn discussion around their topic. They will be asked what actions will take place on-site to insure engagement. Can they provide a 30 second video briefing on their session which can be used in marketing the conference and their session? They may be asked to complete a questionnaire as a speaker highlight, allowing the audience to “get to know them” prior to the conference. Whatever the plan – it should not be limited to showing up to present a one hour session, then going home until next year when they do it all again.

3. Use the final content well before the conference to engage your audience. Promote all of the LinkedIn discussions that your speakers start. Create a YouTube channel with testimonials, promotions, and yes – speaker interviews or snippets of content. Tease the content through emails and other marketing materials. Ask your speakers to place your conference icon on their signature – inviting their contacts to become engaged. There are so many ways to utilize content to engage your audience – take advantage of it. While it does take some extra time and planning – in many cases, it doesn’t take a larger budget.

4. Make the on-site experience memorable. Instead of the screen at the front of the room, place two screens on both sides and set the room in layers of circles (a type of “fishbowl” set up). Ahead of time – think about what you want attendees to “think” and “feel” when they enter the room. Something as easy as adding music to the room as people enter can change the entire feel. Also – make sure that people can share what they are learning. Set up a conference Twitter hashtag and encourage its use, show the tweets, and use this as a communication tool yourself. Use QR Codes and easy links to direct folks online for more details about the content, to download presentations and to stay connected though online discussions.

5. The experience shouldn’t end when the conference is over. Keep your audience engaged through the same online tools. Also, encourage your presenters to follow up with attendees to provide updates to the discussions that took place onsite. Make it easy for these things to happen, and appreciate those presenters who are proactive in going the extra step. These are the ones that you want back again next year!

So it’s not too difficult, but it does require a plan. Take a day, map it out, and ask for help when needed. You won’t regret it – especially when your conference attendees are completely thrilled by their experience!

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Personalised Presents For Anniversaries

Jun 04 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Personalised Presents for anniversaries makes the ideal gift for your special occasion. Whether you’re celebrating being together for 1, 2, 5 or 10 years or even the big 50 years. Your marriage is sacred and needs to be cherished with love, affection and unique gifts.

They say that it’s the thought that counts and what could be more special on your anniversary than giving a more personalised present. Imagine how your special man or lady will feel when they receive a gift that has been created just for him or her.

Presents with that personal touch help make your special day all the more spectacular. Chocolates are fine and so are flowers. Every type of gift that you could possibly think of has it’s place but having a one time only present created for your spouse goes that step further and helps to show them how much you really love them.

So if you’re stuck for a gift idea and the date is approaching fast then don’t panic. Take some time out. Consider which personalised presents would be appropriate for your wedding anniversary and go ahead and make a fantastic decision. Make your husband or wife very happy by wining and dining them and passing them a unique gift.

Here’s an idea to get you started:

Personalised Pottery including signing plates (including signing pens) – try a heart shaped plate.

Are you celebrating a different type of occasion?

Maybe the birth of a new baby? Then why not have your new babies footprint or handprint on a framed tile?

Whatever personalised gift you choose be assured that it will be special because of its uniqueness.

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Developing A Great Sales Presentation

May 31 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

As you develop your sales presentations and stories, one factor you’ll want to give consideration to is the arc. This is more than simply the length of the story, although long arc stories are, as one might surmise, longer than short arc ones.

Stories are usually told in self-contained units. “Here’s the beginning. Here’s the middle. Here’s how it wraps up.” Certainly nothing wrong with that and from a practical perspective most of your stories will be in this self-contained, short arc format.

However, some of the most successful sales stories, especially those that are used in presentations are in a long arc form. What this means is that the story is introduced early in the presentation. However the speaker or writer may leave the story periodically only to return to it later on. The long arc story provides bookends for the entire story although there may be shorter stories that are interspersed within the overall presentation.

The long arc story traces its roots to television. Historically TV episodes were self contained units. In the space of 30 or 60 minutes an entire story was told from beginning to end. The next week a brand new story was told. Aside from the main characters there was little continuity from week to week.

The television show “Wise Guys” in the 1980s is largely credited with introducing the concept of the long-arc series. The season opener introduced a plot line that was not resolved until season end. Some shows made no reference to the long-arc plot line while other episodes advance the plot incrementally. It was a tribute to the writers that they were able to maintain audience interest for an entire season while also including numerous single-show plot lines that were entertaining for the casual viewer. This long-arc format is now successfully used by many shows and has also been incorporated by some of the most successful sales trainers and presenters.

Let me share an example. In my presentation on Unique Sales Stories that I deliver to groups, one of the key points I want to make is that people remember stories, they don’t remember facts. It’s my belief that one of the reasons why people don’t get as many referrals as they ideally would like is that they aren’t top of mind. When they describe what they do it isn’t memorable. Why? One of the main culprits is that they use facts to describe what they do rather than telling stories. Thus if you want more referrals you need to tell more unique sales stories.

OK, simple enough. One way I could get that message across is to simply communicate it as I have here. That would probably work but since I’m in advocating using sales stories as a tool for getting more referrals I ought to do exactly just that. Thus to make this point I use a long arc story.

I start the presentation by saying, “I went to Washington University in St. Louis.” Pause. “Fun fact to know and tell.” Longer pause.

I then go into my presentation during which I share that as the son of a university professor when it came time to apply to colleges, that was a big deal n the Satterfield household.

I applied to three schools. Since I always loved to read and write, one of them was Princeton University which was the school of f. Scott Fitzgerald. Plus, if you’ve ever visited it, Princeton looks exactly like what you would imagine, ivy covered walls, a university straight out of central casting.

I also applied to UCLA, the University of California at Los Angeles. Growing up in New England in the late 1960s I wasn’t too much different from many other guys in that if you couldn’t be James Bond, you wanted to be a really cool surfer dude. Thus the appeal of UCLA.

I also applied to Washington University in St. Louis (you always have to describe it that way since there are so many schools with the name “Washington” in them.) Dad was from St. Louis which is how it originally got on my radar screen, but what was most appealing to me was that it offered co-ed dorms. Quite the cutting edge in dormitory living circa 1973.

Anyway, Princeton sent me a very nice letter, “In the effect that hell does freeze over, we would be more than happy to reconsider your application.” However both UCLA and Washington University in St. Louis let me in. That led to a short conversation with Dad (who was financing this experiment in higher education) who said to me that he thought that if I went to UCLA I would probably become a pretty good surfer and flunk out my sophomore year. (Apparently he hadn’t noticed the mention of co-ed dorms in the Washington University materials.) Thus off I went in May of 1973 to St. Louis.

At this point in the presentation I stop and ask the audience to take out a pen and piece of paper. I ask them to write down the name of the school I went to and then the names of the two schools I applied to but did not go to. I then ask them to turn the paper over and tell them that we’ll return to it a bit later on.

My presentation then goes on to talk about other applications for using Unique Sales Stories. At one point I mention again that it’s my premise that people don’t remember facts, they remember stories and that we’ll find out if that is really true shortly. What I’m doing here is seeding and reminding the audience about the long-arc story which is about where I went to college.

I’m now about to wrap up the presentation so I ask the audience to find the piece of paper that they wrote down the answers to where I applied to school but not to turn the piece of paper over. I ask them to write down on the back of the paper the name of the school that I went to. I then ask them to write down the names of the other two schools. Finally, I ask them to compare what they’ve written down on the back of the paper to what they wrote down on the front.

Here’s what typically happens. Virtually everyone gets the names of the schools right the first time I ask them to write the down. That’s to be expected. But here’s what’s very interesting. Typically 85-90% of the audience gets the answers correct the second time as well. This is the tangible proof that people remember stories. If I had simply said that I went to Washington University in St. Louis and by the way, I also applied to Princeton and UCLA, 10 minutes later no one would remember. (And I’ve actually tried this and the recall results are pretty depressing.) By telling a story people remembered what they would otherwise likely forget.

This story is introduced very early in my presentation, referred to briefly in the middle and then concluded at the end. It’s one of my signature long-arc stories and does an outstanding job of making a specific point. Since I refer to it and make the cryptic statement of “We’ll see if I’m right a bit later on”, interest and curiosity is increased. That’s one of the benefits of the long arc story. Especially if you’re preparing unique sales stories for a speech you’ll want to incorporate a long arc story into your presentation.

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Being Present: Can An Emotional Build-Up Stop Someone From Being Present?

May 31 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

When one is not living in the present it is going to be a challenge for them to focus on what they are doing. As a result, they could be more concerned about what is taking place within them than what is taking place without.

If they were working, it could cause them to overlook what they are doing, and this could set them up to experience problems. In the short-term, the might not notice what is taking place; but as time passes, this is unlikely to be the case.

A Rain Drop

For example, if one had a leak in their roof and a few rain drops came through, they are not going to be too concerned. There is also the chance that they might not even realise what has happened.

However, if these drops were to continue, they would soon see what is taking place. It would then be important for them to fix the leak themselves, or to find someone who can.

The Signs

Similarly, the sooner one pays attention to what is happening, the sooner they will be able to put an end to the problems that they could be creating. Yet all the time they are caught up in their mind, it is not going to be possible for them to do this.

There is the chance that someone else could point out what is happening before anything ‘bad’ happens. In this instance, it will give on the chance to bring their attention back into the present moment.


If this doesn’t happens, it might only be a matter of time before something brings their attention back into the present. They could experience a negative reaction from someone else, or their negligence could cause another to experience a setback.

It could be said that it will all depend on the kind of job one has, as this will play a big part in what the consequences are. When one has an occupation where they need to be alert, it could have a far bigger impact than if they were not in this position.

For Example

One could work as a cashier, and while it will be important for them to have certain level of awareness, they might be able to do to their job without being fully present. This could mean that some of the people they serve might wonder if they are thinking about the weekend, but that could be as far as it goes.

If one was working in the army or the police, for instance, it would be a lot harder for them to do their job. Through not being in the present moment, they could end up losing their life, among other things.


But without even looking into how one can suffer in their profession through not being present, they can also suffer when they are not working. They could find that during the times when they are having time off, they could still find that their attention is somewhere else.

One could be spending time with friends, their partner, or even on holiday, and they could find that they are unable to enjoy the moment. It then won’t matter what is taking place, as they won’t be able to embrace it.


Through not being able to embrace life, it is likely to have an effect on their energy levels. On one hand, it is not possible for them to embrace what life has to offer, and on the other hand, they are using their attention somewhere else.

The energy from their experiences is not going to be fully absorbed and a lot of energy they do have is going to be used by their mind. If their mind was being used to think critically or to reflect on something it would be fine; but this is not what is taking place.

A Waist of Energy

If they were to step back from what is happening, they might see that their attention is consumed by something they have no control over. For instance, one’s mind might be caught up on what happened in the past.

Along with this, it could also be going over what might happen in the future, and this shows that their energy is being wasted. For one thing, one has no control over the past, and the best way for them to create a fulfilling future, is for them to make the most of the present moment.


One could also be in a position where their life is not very fulfilling, and avoiding the present moment could then be a way for them to avoid pain. When this happens, they could imagine what it would be like to experience life differently.

However, all the time they do this; they are not going to be able to change their life. Instead, their life could end up getting worse, and there will then be no reason for them to live in the moment.

Being Present

When one is unable to live in the present moment, it is often said that they need to develop the ability to detach from their mind. Through observing what is taking place, they will be less likely to get caught up in it.

Based on this outlook, the mind is the most important area, and as they begin to ‘master’ their mind, their life will gradually change. While this approach may work, it might not be the answer.

Emotional Build-Up

If one’s mind is caught up in the past, for instance, it could be a sign that they have an emotional build-up in their body. The conflict they are experiencing in their mind is then a reflection of what is taking place at a deeper level.

Therefore, if there were to process what is in their body, they may find that their mind starts to settle down. Their inability to be present could then be seen as a defence mechanism that their mind is using to avoid the pain that is in their body.


This could relate to a loss or a number of losses that they haven’t mourned, and if this is the case, it will be important for them to cry out the pain that is within them. One reason why the mind is often seen as the most important area and the body is often overlooked could be because of how painful it can be to embrace the body.

When one is in their body as opposed to being stuck in their mind, it will be a lot easier for them to be present. But all the time one’s body is loaded up with emotional pain, it will be more or less impossible for them to stay in their body.

This is a process that can take place with the assistance of a therapist and/or a support group.

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