Boredom is now the goal. Rarely do people avoid distraction to pursue a mindful moment.
The Smartphone is an addiction, plain and simple. It’s a sandpit of perpetual entertainment. There’s always something to check, always something to do.
The only way to truly get away from connectedness is to try. Turn everything off, even the car radio. Just sit and feel the surroundings. You don’t have to meditate to feel presence.
There a ton of tips to mindfulness. Pick one and follow it through. The world is beautiful outside technology.