“I try to stay in the present, not let my mind drift to the past or drift to the future. When my mind wanders to, for e.g., "Today I need to call X" or "Tomorrow I need to do errand X" I try to gently pull my brain back to the present & not chastise myself. I imagine my mind like a balloon: it can drift very easily. When it does, I need only gently pull on the string to either bring it back from behind me (the past) or back from ahead of me (the future). Creative visualization works for me.”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Mindfulness community.