Imagine your breast in the form of a scoreboard on the clock face.
In coin-sized increments, without lifting your fingers, start at the outermost edge of your breast and work your way in a spiral to the nipple.
Start at 12 o'clock and move towards 1 o'clock in small circles.
Continue around the circle until you reach 12 o'clock again. Keep your fingers flat and in constant contact with your breast.
When the circle is complete, move a couple of inches towards the nipple and complete the next full circle, and so on, until your entire breast is palpated.
Be sure to palpate the upper outer areas that extend into your armpit.