You don't need a years-long retreat or sitting cross-legged atop a mountain; sometimes it can just as easily be found in your living room - no special props required! So go ahead, take a break from the hustle and bustle, pour yourself a cup of tea (or keep it non-alcoholic if you prefer!), kick back, pop in some headphones and watch this meditation video. Simply enjoy the vibes that come from being more present!
For the small amount of effort it requires, being present is one of life's greatest gifts. Taking the time to be aware of your surroundings, whether it's being conscious of the taste of your morning coffee or simply noticing the flowers in bloom outside your window, can bring a sense of joy and peace that no object or activity can. Plus, it takes far less energy than worrying about past or future events that are beyond our control. Being present not only helps us feel better now, but also increases the quality of future experiences. So why not pause and enjoy this moment--it's guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!