Ok, in "The Great Pain Deception", Steve Oz. suggests doing a daily mental transparency routine, with certain activities. They are supposed to be things that become "second nature" to you, "requiring no forethought as to the mechanics of the process". He says they become an active meditation because we are aware of, but become unconcerned with, our surroundings. He lists things like crocheting, playing guitar or hitting golf balls, which I kind of understand. If you know how to do them properly, you can get into the "flow state" where you are very present with the activity but not thinking about the process. What other things could you do? I don't think anything is "second nature" to me apart from writing, which I can get totally lost in, but I guess that wouldn't count since you are actively engaging your mind too much. Same with reading and most of the other things I'm skilled at and can get lost in. The only other thing I can do that I can get lost in is brisk walking to music, but I can't do that daily for purely practical reasons. It would be helpful to have some things I could do at home. Any suggestions? I'm not about to start crocheting. It would have to be something you enjoy, I guess, or you won't stick with it anyway. Would hula hooping work? I enjoy that and I'm pretty good!