Your breath is always happening in the present moment.
When you notice that your Inner Attention is lost in your chatter, practice bringing it back to the present moment through your breath. Simply, place your Inner Attention on the feeling of breathing. Nothing fancy or too complicated – just feel what it feels like to breathe.
When your Inner Attention has slipped into your Chattering Mind once again, note how this happens – how your focus habitually leaves the present moment and then bring your Inner Attention back to the feeling of your breath.
You may realize that when your Inner Attention is unconsciously lost in your Chattering Mind you are creating a shallow breath or even holding the breath. So, when you notice your Inner Attention is lost, kindly bring it back to your breath and let your exhale lengthen and relax.