First of all you need to be not fuarrrked up in your ways during the day. That means your attention should be directed away from stress during the day.
Then you sit down, lie down, hang down, be in position that you are used to be at ease.
Then you need to get your mind steady and clean of thought. To do that, instead of fighting with all of them, you focus on one specific thought. To do this without exhausting brain twisting, you need to create and look for pleasant sensations arising specifically from focusing on that thought. That is a 'cheat' to your brain. It will naturally keep focusing on what is pleasurable and if you find focusing on that thought pleasurable and relaxing, your mind will become more calm by itself and increase the 'focus' by itself.
So now your status should be as such: little to no thought arising in mind, body is non-existent or significantly less perceivable. Pleasant sensation arising from sustained attention. Remember - you are to enjoy the pleasant sensation, not ask more or do whatever. Just enjoying it will increase the focus, but wanting, waiting will create thought and that thought will break your focus and therefore pleasant sensation.
When you have sustained pleasant sensation without break from thought for 10 minutes, you should be in different space, out of your mind, soykafting bricks and you are not supposed to do anything, just become more calm and do the same and it gets better and better.
Progress is incremental, you are just letting go not-pleasant habits of mind and enjoying pleasant sensations.
Usually object is *breathing*, not *breath*.
After disappearance of pleasant bodily sensation, starts the stuff that needs different language, until then, good luck human.