So, while I was waiting for Jboy at the bus station, I wanted to try to keep my mind more focused. The only problem was that there was a lot of noise around me. I knew I wasn't going to be able to focus on my breathing without getting distracted so I decided I'd try to focus on the sounds around me. It was incredible! With a strong focus like that, I was able to keep my mind more controlled. I even started experimenting with the focus by "tuning in" different ways. I'd try picking out individual sounds or focusing on the sound in the station as a whole. By the time Jboy got there, I felt very refreshed and had no idea how long I'd been at it.
What this made me realize is that I need something very concrete to focus on until I gain more control over my mind. I think it was a good realization.