I'm not so sure that it's a "technique" as much as a change in overall thinking. But I'll try.
I can remember and learn from the past. But I can't change the past and I'm not strong enough to drag old baggage around and expect to keep moving forward. So, I let go of any guilt or bad feelings by doing the best I can to make things as close to right as I can and then I move on.
I make plans for the future, but not too far ahead and definitely don't plan the results. It only takes one tiny thing to change everything from that moment forward.
I have realized that every thought, action and decision, (good or bad) is part of the process of where I am at this very moment. The same goes for planning ahead. Just about everything we do takes a series of steps and decisions to get to the result of that plan. Just going to the store for a gallon of milk takes hundreds of decisions. Those include which store. Should I wear a coat. Got to get the keys. Got to open the door. Got to walk through it. Got to close it. Goes on and on. If one thing is missed, forgotten or unexpected happens, that " Be back in 10 minutes" statement won't happen.
The best example of my thought is, when they talk to a football player before a playoff game and ask him about going to the Super Bowl, he will almost always respond with, " I'm concerned with winning this game today, only. Because if we don't win today, there is no Super Bowl for us." He's taught to think this way because if he's looking 2 games ahead, he's not looking at the one today.
Everyday, we make thousands of decisions. I can't make that many correct decisions in 5 minutes let alone a whole day. I have no choice but to live in the now to even have a chance of being close at the end of the day to where I was hoping to be. And simply, there are way too many things that happen that I have no control over. So, there you go.
I guess I should have wrote a hub, but I wasn't planning on this being so long.
See what I mean?