Amanda Johnson

Love the life you have and have the life you want

Remember to Breathe – Lesson #2

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Evolution is a process. Life is a journey, not a destination. Transformation takes time. As I continue growing, changing, learning, evolving, I find that sometimes I “fall short” and need to be reminded of the lessons I am trying to learn and strategies to move me forward. This week I am going to share one “lesson” a day that has recently come in handy for me and might serve as a helpful reminder for others.

Just breathe.

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When I find myself feeling anxious or stressed or impatient or angry or frustrated or annoyed, I breathe as many times as I need to while focusing on my breath to bring me back to the present moment, and to give myself a minute so that I respond instead of react. Taking the time to breathe creates the space for me to come from a more grounded, centered space and focus on the generative power of the life force contained within my body.

Can you recall a time when taking a few deep breaths provided you with the calm and centeredness you needed in that moment? Do you have another tool you use when needing to reground or refocus? Join the conversation by leaving a comment.

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Author: Presence Matters

Amanda Johnson has one mission: to help people turn their critic into their ally so they can love the life they have and have the life they want. She does this through her work as a writer and presence coach. After years of struggling with depression, motivation and finding any purpose, Amanda made a choice to transform her experience of life. She realized that when she resisted, judged or attached to “what is” she suffered and that this is true for all of us. From this place, the idea to help others cultivate ease and joy through “Presence Matters" was born. Amanda is a seasoned professional with more than 10 years’ experience performing, educating, facilitating and consulting for Fortune 500 companies with the personal mission to reach and change lives for the better. Her passion for helping others—be it a 2nd-grader or a CEO—and her ability to connect with and inspire those she meets are unleashed by her wit, charm, and eloquence, making her message resonate deeply with her audience. For more information and to work with her, visit www.amandajohnson.tv.

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