As you begin to understand the process of continual focus, I want to you bring your meditation practice off of the cushion and into your daily lives.
Apply what you are learning on focusing and being aware of the breath, into each interaction, regardless of how mundane it seems. When you wake up, being with your body as you sit up in bed, as your feet hit the floor, as you stand, as you dress, and on and on.
Your meditative awareness is an open interaction with each event. It is being where you are, fully. While you eat, are you elsewhere? Unaware of each bite, each taste and texture, the process of picking up and ingesting each bite? Carry this into your work, your past times, your relationships, and watch how the surface noise begins to fade and your clarity begins to surface.
Take your journal with you. Write down how you feel when you are fully engaged. When you are aware without chasing thoughts and notions of things that no longer, or do not yet, exist.