I didn't check my email, I didn't play a computer game, I didn't write, I just sat in complete silence. Silence is of course relative to your environment. The dog got up and wandered into the kitchen and I thought about how I should've closed the door, but she's short so she can't get into too much trouble. Which then led me to think about her clicking nails on the floor, which then led me to wonder if the groomer trims her nails. Then I willed myself to remember to put her outside before I leave the house.
Then she got a drink of water, which made me remember I need to fill the water bowl inside, but how I was glad I filled the water bowl outside already.
I thought about how my coffee was getting cold and I should wait until after I sit in silence before I make that 2nd cup. Then I thought about what I would cook for dinner and where I was going to park to pick up my oldest daughter for piano since her schedule changed.
I came back to silence for a few seconds, maybe even a minute, said a prayer and then had to pee.
I guess it takes practice.