A focus on the present, dubbed “mindfulness,” can make you happier and healthier. Training to deepen your immersion in the moment works by improving attention
Pulling into a parking spot at work, you realize you have no recollection of the drive that got you there. While reading a news story, you arrive at the bottom of the page, frustrated that you have no idea what you just read. In midconversation you suddenly become aware that you have missed what the person speaking to you has said.