Self-Improvement 4 Simple Strategies That Can Help You Live in the Moment By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Published on July 09, 2021 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 86 More About the Podcast Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern. Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts Friday Fix: Episode 86 Mindfulness has become a common “buzzword,” but a lot of people aren’t really sure what it means or how to practice it. Mindfulness is about learning how to live in the present moment. That’s hard to do in today’s world, though. So often, we miss out on things because our minds are wandering. We don’t pay attention to someone talking to us because we’re thinking about all those things on our to-do list. Or we miss what’s going on in our kids’ basketball games because we’re so worried about whether we offended someone in a conversation we had yesterday. The list of distractions is endless. When we become mindful, however, we learn to focus on what is happening right now. And when we do, we become fully present in our lives. Not only might that help us feel better, but it may also have a great positive impact on our relationships. It takes practice to get there, though. And in today’s Friday Fix, I share four simple strategies to help you start practicing mindfulness right now. What Is Destination Anxiety? More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram Check out Amy’s books on mental strength Understanding Mindfulness-Based Relationship Enhancement The 8 Best Mindfulness Books of 2021 Become Happier with Good Morning America Host Dan Harris Best Apps for Anxiety By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.