If you struggle to slow down and take time over things, here’s a tangible target: take twice as long to do something as you usually do. Here are three suggestions to help you on your way to slowing down and enjoying the now.

Count how many times you chew your food and double it. Take a sip of water between mouthfuls.

Visualize what you are reading. See in your mind what it is the words represent rather than just the words themselves.

Slow your pace and look up. Try and spot five things along your normal route that you’ve never noticed before.

What things do you do to slow down and be present in the moment?