The other way is to not focus on anything in particular and just imagine that you're sitting quietly on a beach. Expect thoughts and distractions to come, because they will. But when they do, imagine that they are boats, in motion, sailing across in front of you. They are there, so notice them when they appear, but don't get on the boats or get up, just stay sitting where you are on the beach (mentally) and allow yourself to notice them and them and then they will continue on and watch them recede and stay where you are. If you feel emotions, imagine they are waves rising and falling. You can still meditate with thoughts and emotions, it's normal, just be removed from them and treat them as temporary and stay rooted.
- How do you keep track of your progress?
- What do you think is the most efficient exercise?
- What areas do you like stretching in the morning?
- On the days when you really don’t feel like it, how do you find motivation?
- I prefer stretches and gentle movements in the early morning. My cardio comes later in the day. Do you think getting the heart pumping is better at certain times?
- Do you eat before or after your run, or both?
- How do you manage to pass boredom in routine exercise?
- How do you stay determined and on the right track to not give up and quit on the progress you’ve made?
- What other rituals do you perform besides your fabulous rituals?
- What time of exercise habits would you recommend?