Linger first. When you wake up in the morning, breathe and stretch. Look out the window before you look at your computer or phone.
Take a long lunch. Schedule a lunch date for yourself.
Create for thirty minutes. Try drawing even if you don't know how to draw or try an adult coloring book. Don't worry about technique or any sort of perfection, just make something with your hands and your heart.
When you are present, you are connected: connected to the people around you, to your work, or to whatever it is you are experiencing.
Connection is one benefit of presence. Anothre is underreacting. Overreacting never comes from a calm, peaceful, present place. Anytime I've overreacted, I wasn't present. I was distracted, tired, or removed in another way. I wasn't really there. For a while I thought I was creating time to do more, but what I was really doing was creating the presence of time to show up. To show all the way up.