Mindfulness is simply focusing on the present. There is research that suggests that the most mentally healthy people are the ones that can shift their focus to the here and now. Some people can do this naturally; for others, it takes practice. Here is a simple exercise to get your brain focused on the present.

  • What are three things I can see?
  • What are three things I can feel?

I have a golf client who does this between each shot. She is good at it now; she can get through these six items in less than 30 seconds. Her way of getting back to the present moment is in between shots. Try it and see if it works for you.