for meditation when we sit we are aware of our mind, we have to just observe our thoughts, not interpreting, not giving any ideas, what is our traditional knowledge we are not putting in it, just observation is enough. if we put our ideas then we are feeding the mind, but we are deleting the mind.
and in our activities as work, or doing something as washing dishes . so then we have to keep awake . when we do something with awareness then our mind can not run to much. there is a beauty in working then. suppose you are praying and you are not awake then you will be not inspired that day but when you are doing wholly with awareness then it has a great relaxation.