Girl Smelling Flower
Being present means accepting each moment as it comes, not obsessing about the past or worrying about the future--a challenge for most of us in busy everyday life. But the fruits of being fully here are many, among them feeling more connected, happy, and alive. How "here, now" are you? Take the quiz to find out.

Andrea Ferretti is the executive editor of yogajournal.com.


Do you remember someone’s name the first time you meet them?


When a friend tells you a funny story over lunch, do you find yourself:


On your commute to work do you:


Which description suits you best during cold and flu season:


How would you describe your attention from day to day?


A year ago, you set a career goal for yourself and after much hard work, you’ve finally achieved it. What’s your internal reaction?


You go out with a group of close friends or family for dinner and everyone is fighting over who’s ordering what, if you’re sharing dishes or not, and who’s going to pay. How does that make you feel?


How easy is it for you to fall asleep at night?


Your roomate or family member calls you on the way home from work and asks you to pick up five things from the store. How likely are you to remember all five things?


You go to the post office during the lunchtime rush and the postman behind the desk is moving like molasses. How well do you cope?


You have a crush on someone at your church/meditation group/weekly AA meeting and he or she caught you smiling stupidly at her last week. What do you do?


A friend confronts you about something you did or said to hurt his feelings. Do you:


Do you have an active fantasy life?


You want to take your sweetie out to a birthday dinner so you make reservations at one of the best restaurants in town. When you arrive, they don’t have a table for you. How do you feel?


When you experience free-floating anxiety, what do you do?

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