One day at a time. Be here now. These simple mantras can be seen as clichés or as the simple and powerful reminders that to truly live authentic lives, we have to be present.
It doesn't take a lot of analysis to make this happen. In fact the less thought the better. For me it takes some simple actions to stay grounded and centered. It starts with making the bed when I get up. Ten to fifteen minutes of yoga. Eight to twenty minutes of meditation. Some simple and healthy food. Water.
Straightening up my desk and clothes. It's not a bid deal. But it makes all the difference.