i understand that I live too much in the past and future. But part of being a responsible human and doing my job at work is to plan for the future just to get my work done. I just can't stick my head in the sand and pretend I don't have to worry about the work I have to get done by the end of the day. We have deadlines at work. How do you balance mindfulness and deadlines? The bills have to get paid and the grocery shopping needs to be done. The car needs an oil change. Appointments need to be made. How do you not worry about all those things that need to get done? They won't get done by themselves.