A lot of our day to day stresses come about because we are constantly living in the past or worrying about the future. Yet, all we ever have, or can actually expereince is the present moment. If you find it hard to be present or to focus on being right here, right now, it's probably an idea to pay close attention to small children and your pets at home. They are amongst the world's greatest teachers in living the moment. They are always 'present' and focused on whatever they are doing! I find it fascinating watching children and animals in action because they always live in the NOW. Just look at this kid...she's really immersed in the moment without a thought for last week or next month. She was really enjoying herself and I was enjoying watching her chase these pigeons. For a beautiful moment there, I forgot whatever I was thinking about. She helped me stop to smell the roses.
Living the moment does not mean you don't plan ahead or think about the future. It would of course be good to do everything necessary to be absolutely prepared in life but once you've done everything you could, just let go. Enjoy today because tomorrow isn't here yet!