Practicing Self Gratitude
Another secret to being in the moment is to learn the art of self-gratitude. The key to self-gratitude is to take the time every day to consciously recognise things that you are grateful for. It can be anything that makes your life better - something you did, something someone did for you, or even just stating an observation about your surroundings like "I am grateful it's not raining right now."
Once you get in the habit of recognising all these little things, they will become ingrained in your subconscious and make it easier to feel content with what you have today (instead of always wanting more and live in the moment). Gratitude is the natural expression of an attitude of thankfulness, which is determined by appreciation of two things - by what we are grateful for, and how much it means to us. Beneath this attitude of thankfulness lies recognition on our part that life has been worthwhile and fair. Gratitude can be an appreciation of something that you have - be it time, money, good health, respect or beauty.
Saying thank you to the universe reminds us to stop and feel grateful about what we do have instead of dwelling on what we don't (or maybe say thank-you to the things that make your life easier). Whatever exactly makes you grateful in life; take a moment for yourself and give it some love. We all need some gratitude every now and then and this will allow you to be more present and in the moment.
The key to happiness is not materialistic. It all begins and ends with you, right now and the way in which you live your life today. Make sure you set aside some time to relax and be present in the moment rather than being constantly busy. This will ultimately make you feel happier with your life.