Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere you are and at any time, informally, and during meditation. How often do we go about our day with our minds roaming away from our current activity to our hopes and fears about the past and the future? When we are practicing mindfulness, we are intentionally engaging in the present moment. When you’re practicing mindfulness, you are purposefully connected with all of your senses, recognizing when you have wandered and gingerly shifting your focus back to the task at hand.
Mindfulness is simply paying keen attention to your surroundings. Practicing mindfulness seems difficult because we spend most of our day on autopilot drifting through time and space of our hopes, fears, and desires. Breaking that drifting habit and becoming actively mindful can present a happier person.