I have been in the desert for just one day, and I must admit it's been very challenging--minute by minute. I meditated for over an hour today, ran 3 miles, and swam for an hour and a half with my daughter.
I noticed that I felt very anxious, and had to consciously breathe, breathe, and breathe today. And notice my thoughts and continually let them pass through me.
My thoughts are so loud that they are yelling at me, and it's tough to sleep. I guess I'm supposed to continue listening . . . even through the night hours. I'll just listen to the Earth breathe me.