There is ecstasy in paying attention. You can get into a kind of Wordsworthian openness to the world, where you see in everything the essence of holiness. . .
In a recent Studio Mojo, Cynthia Tinapple featured the the work of Ellen Langer on Mindfulness (five points that help are summarised here). Dr. Langer says:
Beginning an artistic activity is one way to help us move from excessive mindlessness to a more mindful life…engaging our creativity more fully, giving it a a form that holds some innate interest, ought to be a part of every day life for each of us. (On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself through Mindful Creativity)
Look at what happens when Genevieve Williamson looks mindfully here.