Some of my meditating readers may be able to sympathize with these notes to self.
- Don’t give up in the beginning. Remember that it tends to be difficult at the outset prior to the mind becoming quiet enough for it to become smoother sailing.
- I personally try to imagine myself go slack when I try to focus on the sensation of my breath entering and leaving my nostrils because I feel like it centers my concentration here and prevents me from getting distracted, or ensuring that I regain focus if I have been distracted.
- Make sure you are in a place that ensures quitting early is difficult. This is why I like to go to a park where I do not have my phone or computer on me (or I leave my phone in the car).