The drill is easy. Just a couple of switches and strikes. There is a reason for the drill so don't deviate from it until you're ready to. The drill isn't a nice way of passing time. It serves a purpose. Use it. Learn from it. Don't dress it up in glitter and ribbons. The more difficult drills are coming. Only when you've trained your mind to keep attention and your body loses excessive tension can you progress. The secret is in the simple stuff.
In the 19th Century thousands of people dashed across America in search of gold. They were distracted by twinkling metal. But the people who made the real fortunes were the wheelbarrow and spade salesmen. "All that glitters is not gold".