If we rely on a series of things that we should be observing, it can feel like it’s taking a long time – like you have to move your attention to your body when you move, to your feet, legs and hands; it can be stilted.
But if you can just know that you’re aware, if you can stay with your awareness, you will not only know one thing after another, it will actually feel more continuous. Try it out.
When you’re planning to change from doing one thing to another, one of the first things you’ll notice is the mind making the decision, the wanting to do things. If you notice that, you already notice the awareness; that’s how you know what’s happening.
Just ask the mind “What is the mind knowing now?” And you can keep asking.