Healthy Tip: Be Mindful!

It is important to spend some time planning for the future and solving problems. However, most of us spend too much time ruminating over past mistakes, worrying about the future, fretting about situations or events we can do nothing about at the moment, or anticipating some future moment which we imagine will be better than the present one.

In the meantime we are missing life, which always and only occurs right here, right now. By learning to recognize when our minds have been distracted by unhelpful thoughts and choosing to come back to the present, we can better focus on the task at hand, become aware of the subtle beauty and blessings which surround us, and be more present to those we love.

– John K. Testerman, MD, PhD