Sometimes when I am walking in the park, I find myself so bogged down with things I should have done before I went on the walk, or have to do when I get back, that I completely forget where I am, and hardly notice the surroundings I am passing.
A wise person once said to me that we should practise being 'where we are' more.
So I stop walking for a second. Breathe deeply, refocus my eyes and my head, and ... just ... BE.
Where I am. At this time. See the things around me, listen to the sounds, and feel the temperature or the wind on my skin. Touch a flower or a leaf, smell what there is to smell.
It's a good, kind thing to do for myself. The things back home can always wait.