no special tricks or treats. you just need to develop the habit of bringing your attention back to object.
What I have found is that with meditation this eventually becomes natural.
In the beginning you may want to focus your energies exclusively on developing sati during meditation periods and over time you may notice that you slowly extend your mindfulness during your day-to-day activities. A famous teacher within my tradition, Sayagi U Ba Khin, recommended this approach to students when he said "work while you work and play while you play".
All the best
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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