Most of us are humming along through our daily life caught up in thoughts about what’s to come—where we’re going for lunch, the important meeting next week, the trip to Europe next year. Or we are thinking about that awkward thing we said at dinner last night, or remembering the relaxing beach day we had a month ago.
There is nothing wrong with projecting about the future or rehashing the past, but it means we are never really living fully in the NOW. The discord comes because our physical bodies are only alive in the present moment which means our body and mind are always in different places. To sync them up, use mindfulness practices. Doing these things won’t cost you anything, you can do them almost anywhere, and at any time. Even if you can only work in a few, you will be living more mindfully.