If you are having difficulties settling, you can try counting the breath ? which is an ancient meditation practice. On your outbreath, silently count ?one?, then ?two?, and up to ?four?. Then return to ?one?. Whenever you notice your thoughts have strayed far away or you find yourself counting ?thirtythree?, simply return to ?one?. In this way, ?one? is like coming home to the present moment. It?s good to return without a backward glance.