You become present by clearing your mind of any internal thoughts.
When you become present you can think better, listen to what people are saying, make better decision, feel less stressed, less overwhelmed, and you can become more in tune with your body.
Here are a few exercises to become present that I have given to my clients:
Meditate: focus on your breathing. Just breathe by taking deep breathes in and out, and allows your thoughts to subside.
Focus on surroundings: look around. What do you hear? What do you see? What do you feel? What do you taste? What colors are around you? This will help you tap into what is around you instead of being in your head.
Body Scan/Body Awareness: Tap into your body. Relax your body. Where do you feel tension? Release the tension in your body. How do your feet feel? How do your legs feel? How do your arms feel? Back? Belly? Shoulders? Neck? Face? Forehead? Scan your whole body from head to toe and become present to see how it feels and where you could relax.
If you would like more help on this or some guidance on this, then send me a message to set up a time to speak.