This is part of my Meditation Journal (click) which includes dozens of posts.
I sat and the mind was constantly nagged with light thoughts that grabbed the attention for seconds at a time. I sat about 20 minutes then stood up and did some walking meditation. This usually works well to do some walking meditation and then sit again. Not at all sure why that is… The mind seems to calm down more easily doing this.
For the next hour, I was mindful of everything I was doing, and was in the present moment, not thinking about the past or future. Sometimes if the mind won’t calm after 15 or so minutes I just practice mindfulness throughout the day.
No sense sitting for very long with thoughts flying around chaos-like.