I’ve been using an app lately that chimes a meditation bell at random intervals throughout the day.
Why? Because studies have shown that people are substantially less happy when their minds are wandering than when they’re not, and being mindfully present is highly correlated with greater happiness.
Knowing this, I want to practice being present in the present moment more often.
The random bell reminds me to get out of my head, out of the future, out of the past, out of worrying and anxiety, and come back to presence.
It’s kind of miraculous what a difference it makes in my life.
That said, just like this little green critter, I still love to daydream!