Day 8 of 12 Days of Joy Being Truly Present, Focused and Centered

Day 8 of 12 Days of Joy

Being Truly Present, Focused and Centered

How to Stay Focused, Centered,  and Grounded so…

You can enjoy your Holidays and truly be present in the moment.

You probably have a lot on your schedule over the next few days. Maybe you have a few last-minute presents to buy, food to cook, parties to attend, Christmas and Holiday celebrations, and regular tasks from everyday life like laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, exercising, and more. Even if you are uber-organized you will have those last-minute unforeseen details that come up.

You most likely are in the midst of some kind of changes to your plans right now. Even a small change, can turn into a big deal if it is that final straw. If you are feeling not quite as calm as you want to be or are maybe you are even really stressed. You can take a few minutes to come back to your center and get grounded. What do I mean by being grounded? It is that feeling of being solid on your feet with clear and focused energy. From this place, you can be flexible, forgiving, generous, peaceful, and enjoy the moment.

You can choose to be flexible, forgiving, generous, and peaceful in any moment.

“Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel.” – Rhonda Byrne

Here are some inspiring, quick, and easy methods to shift your energy, be more focused, centered and grounded:

  • The quickest and easiest way to feel grounded is to simply say, “I feel my feet on the ground.”
  • Another thing you can do is put your hand over your heart and let it stay there for a minute.
  • You can take slow, deep breaths.
  • You can practice breathing through your heart. Take three deep breaths in and out, then focus on your heart as you breathe in and out a few more times. Then as you breathe in focusing on your heart, say I breathe in gratitude and breathe out gratitude, breathe in love, breathe out love, I breathe in joy and breathe out joy. Then focus your thoughts on the middle of your head and imagine breathing in and out through this energy center. Repeat the gratitude, love, and joy breaths while focusing on the middle of your head (your pineal gland or third chakra). Then focus on both your heart and your pineal gland, repeating the gratitude, love and joy breaths in and out. After several minutes of this, you should feel completely peaceful.
  • You  might want to try ea mindset approach, and ask, “What is the most important?” or “Is this important?”
  • Step into gratitude, say, “Thank you for inner peace right now in this moment.”
  • Affirmations help, ” I am centered and grounded.” “My thinking is clear and focused.” “I am flexible.” “I am surrounded by love.” Get 140 affirmations here.  You can add more power to these by saying them and tapping on these points below
  • Acknowledge oneness, “I am one with this group. I am one with my loved ones. I am one with the people in line at the post office. I am connected.” You can even do it with an inanimate object. “I am one with the golf ball (my putting strategy).”
  • Search inspiring quotes on google or twitter.
  • Read something inspiring like a spiritual book or poems or short stories.

Pick your favorite exercise from above or try them all.

All is well


You don’t need to stay tense or frustrated. When you start thinking that you don’t like how you are feeling, that is the turning point or pivot point. You have decided what you don’t want. Then use one of the strategies above to shift your energy so you can bring in how you want to feel.

Pivot toward what you want to be feeling.

If you enjoyed this, you will really appreciate this article on maintaining a flexible, positive attitude

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In Happiness,

Sheri Kaye Hoff

Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Business Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to do the work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community. Learn More About Sheri


12 thoughts on “Day 8 of 12 Days of Joy Being Truly Present, Focused and Centered

  1. I took Katrine’s advice and wrote everything down that I want to do in the next 3 weeks that I have off. I still have to write my Christmas cards… and my tree is almost decorated.

  2. I decided to work on (not in) my business for the next 3 weeks. I will take off 3 days – 24, 25, 26 – then plant the seeds for a new business strategy. Once I plant the seeds I will get many new clients! My business will take off exponentially. I am so excited to see what will happen. OK I know what will happen. I’ve seen it in my vision! I wrote it in my possibilities journal. I know it will happen!
    Thanks Sheri

  3. Sheri,
    Thank you for your inspiration and your faith, confidence and belief in me. I always thought that I was bold and fearless, however, I have not done some of the things that I wanted to do. Pretty much, I was not ready yet. I am ready now. All of the awesomeness and abundance will be here in 2020! I will do it!
    Thank you for always being here for me and not saying…”do it now!” “why didn’t you do what I recommended already?” You support me when I am ready to do – on my own (slowly but surely) time frame!
    Thank you.

  4. Hi Sheri
    Another inspiring article. Thank you.
    I loved your tips how to shift your energy. My favorite was practice breathing from the heart. This method is powerful. I liked doing it.

    Thank you for being the inspiration.
    Sending you Love and light.

  5. Thank you for the breathing exercise, and for the tapping points diagram. I found the visual for these points to be very helpful.

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