If this doesn't do it you could keep your eyes partially or fully open and focused on a particular object or use your sight to look broadly as this often helps develop a connection to your surroundings.
Getting a little sleepy is ok as long as you stay awake and to be honest even if you do fall asleep it's not the end of the world meditation is for your benefit and if sleep is what it leads to maybe that's really what your body needs!
- Is it necessary to have sound when meditating?
- What goes through your mind during mediation?
- I would like to know how other people manage to keep up their routines. I really struggle establishing strong positive habits, especially with food for example. Often I will have perfect weeks then fall off the wagon and feel like I’ve undone all the good work. Finding balance is difficult!
- When there is a particular feeling like an itch, I can’t help but pay attention to it all the time. How do you deal with the problem?
- How did you learn to sit comfortably? I am really squirmy.
I stare at one point on the wall if I am sitting down or a point on the ceiling if I am lying down.
It is similar to the meditation where you have to focus on a candle flame rather than keeping your eyes closed.
- What does meditation do?
- Should I meditate in silence or with peaceful music?
- What are some of your difficulties with meditation and how do you cope with them/maintain focus?
- How to not get into sleep
- Can you meditate while driving?
- Do you think you need to meditate every day? Or do you alternate that with journaling?
- It’s difficult to me to have self-discipline. The worst of all is that I compare myself to others and I get disappointed. How can meditation help me get over it?
- What should I think about during meditation to improve calmness and increase the duration of the meditation?
- What is mindfulness meditation?
- How do you sit while you meditate?