The ability to be mindful is simply the ability to pull yourself out of your HEAD and into your BEING.
Why would you want to do this?
Because if, like me, you spend too much time thinking about stuff - pondering the past, worrying about the future, and everything in between - you need a break from the internal diatribe from time to time, and being mindful helps you do just that.
Now THAT is a superpower worth having.
Instead of engaging with the inner workings of your monkey mind, simply take time out quite literally to smell the roses, or listen to a short guided meditation, or mindfully drink your coffee, or focus on your feet as you walk - these are all mindfulness practices.
Anything that catalyses focused attention into one of your senses - sight, smell, sound, taste or touch - to the exclusion of your judging, labeling, thinking mind, is a mindfulness practice.
If YOU need a break from your brain, learn more from the articles below, and dip your toe into some of the suggested mindfulness practices.