Being mindful means being acutely aware of what is happening nowrather than drifting into the past or musing about the futurewithout emotionally reacting to these ongoing events. Maintaining a focus on the present is associated with a variety of improvements to physical and mental health. Practicing mindfulness can also enhance key aspects of intellectin particular, the ability to pay attention. In this video, mindfulness experts Amishi Jha and Scott Rogers at the University of Miami, authors in the March/April 2013 Scientific American Mind, lead you through a short mindfulness exercise that can help you to assume this mental state more oftenand reap its rewards. For more on the theory and benefits of mindfulness, see "Mindfulness Can Improve Your Attention and Health," in the March/April 2013 Scientific American Mind.