I was having trouble doing the meditation. I was too harsh on myself and getting frustrated when my mind would wander. Once, I had a song stuck in my head and it was driving me crazy. Then I remembered about Labeling. With Labeling, when an intrusive thought crosses your mind, or you hear a distraction, or feel a pain or something, you label it with one simple word before directing your attention back to the breath. For some reason it works, I would think "song" and the song would go away for a while. You can say pain, noise, birds, thinking, whatever word works to label the distraction. I'm trying to remember to not get frustrated with myself too.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ...Eleanor Roosevelt