Managing time well means appreciating the present and grounding our wandering attention.
There’s a one-in-two chance your mind is on something else as you read this sentence. Many people spend most of their time doing one thing while thinking about another. They also found this daydreaming makes them more unhappy than if they were paying attention to the present moment, even when it’s unpleasant.
By noticing what’s happening with gentle curiosity, we start to work constructively with the events of our lives. This is where meditation can help us to focus on the now. These practices train us in mindfulness – the art of paying attention – and there’s strong evidence that this helps us in a range of ways. From managing low mood, anxiety, and pain to enhancing creativity, choice and compassion, hundreds of scientific studies suggest mindful awareness is beneficial to our wellbeing. 
Try these exercises today:
Pay attention to your breathing. Find a quiet space and concentrate on the flow of your breath, in and out. When your mind begins to wander, gently bring it back to noticing your breathing.
Bring awareness to sensations of touch. Our bodies are always in the present moment. Consciously feeling your feet on the floor, your bottom on a chair or your clothes against your skin can bring your mind back too.
Watch your speed. Three times a day, for one minute, simply stop what you’re doing and notice what’s happening in your mind and body. Becoming more familiar with your mind’s habitual patterns can help you to work with them much more skillfully.
A wonderful thought for you to ponder on today ~
‘What surprised the Dalai Lama about humanity was man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present. The result being that he does not enjoy the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die and then he dies having never really lived.
If you like what you read, see and feel, I expand on all of this in my fabulous ‘Must Have’ book ~ ‘How To Be Amazing In Your Life’.