There is no magic pill; there’s only the sincere desire to practice, which is to be aware.
No matter how difficult it is, I will try to be aware as much as I can. That’s all.
No matter how difficult it is in a day, if I can remember to be aware in the toilet only, that’s okay. Rather than throw it away completely out of the window, ‘Oh, I can’t do it; I’m so busy’, do whatever you can. If you do it a little bit, at least you have that little bit, but you must do it every day.
So that the next time you come back for retreat, at least you have that little bit; otherwise, you’ll start from zero.