No matter what present-moment awareness technique you choose, when your mind wanders, as it often will, simply bring it back to your point of focus. (Helpful hint: The minute you notice that your mind has wandered: you are back in the present moment.) My favorite practice of all is to do each step in order from 2–5 allowing 2 minutes for each step. When you do this in succession, you will feel like a whole new person in almost no time. Remember, if a friend or loved one came to you with a problem, you’d give up 5 or 10 minutes of your time in heartbeat. So why can’t we do for ourselves, what we can readily do for others? The fact is that you can! You just have to get in the habit of doing it.
I learned to crochet when my wife was too pregnant to knit something for a soon to born son. I was able to learn in one afternoon (the basic stitch). A year later I decided to learn how to knit, it took me a little more time to master the knitting stitch (as there is no hook, it is kind of hard to pull the yarn). A few days later I tried to learn the purl stitch, (there is the and easy way to do it and a fast way to do it). Knitting has 2 stitches: knit and purl. All the “stitches” you can find on the internet are just combinations of those 2. So once you master both you should be able to knit anything you want.