- Try to maintain a single train of thought
- Different mental tasks will produce different results for different people
- Stare intently at a fixed point
- Calculating math in your head (example: counting down from 100 by 7's)
- Imagine everything you would need to pack for a long road trip or vacation
- Silently recite the alphabet backwards
- Translate phrases into a foreign language
- Try not to move, blink, or talk!