To me, it is all in the definition. My definition of "being all there" does not mean I won't have something I 'dropped the ball' on float back into my mind, or begin to wonder what I am going to do for dinner tonight. It does mean knowing how to take the distractions, manage them in a productive way, so I can recommit to the moment.
So how do we increase the number of moments where we can "be all there, wherever we are?"
It takes an ability to shut off the rest of the world, the rest of life, turn off the white noise, the hum of to-do's in your brain and like a radio, tune in solely to one channel, with perfect reception. Then, when the reception starts to shift to another channel, have the tools in our toolbox to course correct and retune the channel.
For me, I try to keep a pen and paper with me always. When I find my mind shifting I write down what is in my mind and then commit to addressing it later. Each day I block off 20-minutes to go through my jot-notes and address next steps.
Ultimately "being all there" is a skill, and skills need practice to master. We need to keep on practicing every single day.
I want to "be all there" always, and I am ready to practice.
What tools help you to retune and recommit?