If I simply think an answer to this, I would say you be yourself, but with an added aspect of mental focus on objects. I think the stuff I read from Tejaniya made even formal practice seem like just awareness of being yourself. He actually comments on this specifically, saying if focus on one object puts too much strain on you, it is okay to go with the flow and hold awareness on whatever arises. But would you guys consider this formal practice?
During my daily life I've worked through bad anxiety by being myself, trying to act as I naturally am. This works nicely, life can flow this way. But when it's time to sit down, should I put this mentality in the back of my mind, for concentration development on an object? (nostrils, sounds, touch points, etc.) I don't find that this can stress me out, staying with one object, but in daily life this obviously does for me.
So what do you think? Go with the flow, focus on an object, or a combo of both? I find near the beginning I have to let my mind go with the flow as it partially begins to fixate on an object, then later into the time spent sitting I've better managed to stay on the object without anything feeling unnatural.
Any comments would be great, thank you!