Pair your breath cycle with the meditative phrases/instructions and then drop to the individual word. You can choose how much time you stay with each instruction depending upon how long you wish to practice. You can also utilize this as a recitation, pairing each instruction and singular word with your breath cycle for one round.
Breathing in, I know I am breathing in
Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.
Breathing in, I see myself as a flower.
Breathing out, I feel fresh.
Breathing in, I see myself as still water.
Breathing out, I feel clear.
(Inhale) Still water
Breathing in, I see myself as space.
Breathing out, I feel free.
~From the book: The Blooming of a Lotus, by Thich Nhat Hanh