To begin a connection with our soul, firstly, as odd as it may seem, we have to start by observing our mind. The number of thoughts that go through our minds ALL THE TIME are the things that most of the times limits or even prevents us from connecting with our soul.
If you start by consciously watching what you are thinking, you will be able to notice that most of those thoughts are the ones stopping you from keeping your peace and live in the present moment.
Here's a proposal: Try making a pause during the next few days. Stop and merely watch your thoughts, no judgments, let them flow freely. Become a bystander of your mind, a witness, a thought beholder.