In our busy, fast-paced lives, it's easy to simply go through the motions of everyday tasks without even thinking about them. Instead of allowing yourself to turn on "autopilot," Dr. Robin says it's important to slow down and reflect on your lifestyle.
The next time you drive to work, pay attention to the landmarks around you, Dr. Robin says. When you take a dog for a walk, do it with purpose and joy. "Let's get rid of automatic pilot, let's show up with the power and presence of living in the now, let's quiet the noise in your mind … and let's actually reap the benefit of being present right now," she says.