It's the nature of the mind to be busy. Try to focus on the meditation, but more importantly, don't be so hard on yourself when your mind wanders.
When I meditate I let and accept all mental distractions as they are part of developing one’s practise. Focus on hearing and feeling your breath. For deep focus I employ simple mantras. ‘I am that I am’
First i acknowledge that im getting distracted and remind myself that these are the reasons i always stay the same,that im meditating to bring a change. I SLOWLY BRING MY ATTENTION BACK TO MY THOUGHTS THAT IM FOCUSING ON AND I GIVE MYSELF CREDIT FOR NOT BEING DISTRACTED,THAT THIS TOO IS A SMALL STEP TOWARDS CHANGE.
I have found observing your thoughts and not reacting to them helps alot. Just let them be there, they will pass and when you dont react to them this makes meditating easier. Also try just focusing on your breath and anytime thoughts come in just let them be and go back to focusing on your breath. This has helped me tremendously.
I like to use an anchor of sorts. Maybe the sound of bells. Sometimes using my breathe also works as an anchor if I use a visual aid of my breathe circling in and out.
- Do you find meditation more helpful in the morning or the evening?
- How do you keep yourself motivated and disciplined?
- How many hours should you meditate?
- What’s your length goal for meditating? How long do you want to be able to meditate for?
- How long do you meditate for and at what time of day?
- What is your main aim of meditation?
- What is the recommended amount of time to meditate?
- Is it normal to almost go into sleep, then awake in your mind in time for the end of meditation cycle?
- Is it better to do the same meditation multiple times in a row/use the same app/stick to the same teacher, or better to change it up and do a different meditation every day?
- When do you meditate? For how long?