Namaste and welcome to day 8!
I mentioned before that our distractions may be pointing out how our mind is used to stay busy. As you stay with the meditation challenge you may start noticing that you are creating a new habit, the habit of meditating. It includes relaxing and now breathing. The more regular your practice, the more you get used to it until it becomes a new useful habit. Also, I hope that this breathing exercise has been a useful tool for erasing tension by inhaling and exhaling comfortably. You may have noticed that by tuning into our breath we are training our mind to be focused . At the same time, we may find ourselves using our conscious breath as one tool to re-center and to relax during our day.
If you would like to clear your mind before meditating, you may try:
Guided meditation below, when the recording comes to an end, take as long as you wish to enjoy the silence and to savor the effects of the practice.