I have a habit of searching for the next thing to note while meditating. Even when noting the rising, I am thinking ahead (even if very subtly) and waiting for the falling to come. When I note touch points, I have to will my mind, sometimes quite forcefully, to just stay at the present touch point. Though what actually is happening, is I'm keeping in mind which step will come next. This is a subtle and beneath the surface kind of thought that seems to persist while I'm noting. I notice that my mind does this also when I'm reciting things from memory, as I recite one line I am already bringing up the next. Is this a problem or indicating that I'm not meditating correctly? Will this eventually stop happening if I develop a better ability to stay in the present moment? How do I deal with this splitting of awareness skillfully? There is often two things happening together, for example "feeling " The touch point but also "seeing " it in my mind's eye. These things do seem to be happening simultaneously and I'm never sure which thing is proper to note because noting the touching seems like ignoring the seeing and vice-versa. And when I have an experience of hearing or feeling, etc. I habitually look for a reaction, possibly even creating one out of some kind of need to note it. Like if I am noting discomfort or pain somewhere in my body, it seems like I often fabricate an experience of disliking or aversion. The reaction doesn't seem to arise naturally, but almost like I'm forcing it because I keep trying to find it. Is this a sign I have developed bad habits in my meditation? Should I be actively trying to alter something in my mind, or just be patient and keep doing my best to follow the instructions in the booklet?