We already tend to allow our awareness to drift away from this moment and into our thinking mind's which are often preoccupied by anxieties and worries - usually about something to do with the future. Simultaneously, we tend to not perceive the unlimited vastness of all that is, missing the beauty of everything around us.
I caught myself recently spending much time thinking about something that was bothering me: perseverating on something annoying, something I was angry about. And then I realized, of all there is to pay attention to, why focus on the negative?
Yes, if our mind doesn't have a problem to play with, it may very well create one just to verify its existence. When you notice this emotional distraction identity it for what it is, smile, and try to come back to this moment and what is real, fascinating, and beautiful.