This was a note I had in my journal to remind myself of the importance of being present and in the current moment. 

Become present in the moment and learn to focus on what is most important. Whether it be studying, running, making music or engaging with someone you love, focus on the desired task. Learn to be engaged in the moment and not to allow distractions to remove you from being present and engaged. That is where you will find reality and life. Think of those you see at a café that do not focus on either what they are drinking or on who they are with. Often you will see them on their phones disengaged with each other and unaware of the reality in front of them. They have missed the point to life. Presence is life and no substitute can be found that is better than presence.