Leo Babauta has a good post on Zen Habits today (surprise surprise) called “the zen of doing“:
If you’re washing a dish, do it slowly, and feel every sensation. If you’re eating a fruit, taste it, feel the textures, be mindful of your hunger or lack of it. If you’re writing something, pour your heart into that writing, become the writing, inhabit the words.
This is mindfulness. I don’t consider myself Buddhist, but I do find a tremendous amount of wisdom available in Buddhist concepts and teachings. Try it! Just focus on one thing at a time. Stop reading this article and do what you need to do. Enjoy it!