I found myself feeling hurried this morning with three or more pressing tasks to complete. My brain was feeling hurried and scattered. Good awareness on my part I thought. A hurried brain and body can lead to accidents and feelings of stress……so what to do? Firstly some big deep breaths. Then a firm message to my brain that hurry was not needed and that one of the tasks could wait until later, or until another time. A pause to feel my feet standing squarely on the floor and the strength of my legs holding me up, balanced and firm.
A bit of time management thinking around what is the priority here and that was to finish getting the meal into the slow cooker.
That done I could peg the washing out on the line and enjoy the warm sunshine, the amazingly calm atmosphere and the singing of a Tui. Nice…..
Next came some self care as I sat down to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a read of my emails…….brain and body going along at a much slower pace again. It pays for me to take things step by step using awareness and attention to regain my equilibrium and an improved feeling of well being.
What steps do you take to achieve a more balanced and pleasant path through the many tasks of your day?