Because we automated so many things, we submerge into thinking about the past or future at all times. We walk automatically, we know the way well, so we don’t need to pay attention to it. We simply let the movement be at the background of our consciousness and get it busy with thoughts that make our mind time-travel.
You realize that the whole life happens on autopilot. This is not automation anymore, this is a shift towards “just keep functioning“. We are always busy, and we are always on the go because that’s what society taught us to do – stay busy and you’ll be okay. Shifting this attitude may take longer because it took decades for you to form them!
But you can use one simple trick – you can make time for your mindfulness practice on the go, quite literally.