Well, well, well. I’m not surprised one bit.
As soon as I set my intention to make this a month of meditation and mindfulness, my life got kooky: a low-grade annoying but not really sick temperature, two trips out of town, and a slew of things to get done before winter settles in. I’m also on call at work this week, so (while there may not be a lot of calls) I’m feeling weighted down. Plus add on writing a blog post every single day for thirty-one days. I’m already tired!
Heck, just writing that made me tired.
So, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I take a deep breathe, and let my perception of being burdened float away. Being busy isn’t a burden, it’s a joy, a pleasure, a way of knowing that I’m most assuredly alive and well.
The next seven days, we’re going to go outside. Get ready to hug a tree, go for a walk, work in the yard, and appreciate nature. All at a leisurely pace that invites mindfulness and a meditative state of mind. And with glorious Autumn weather, I’m really looking forward to all of this…provided I can find the time to indulge. I’ve got to get dinner on, get to the store because cat litter is on sale, call and make a reservation, find plane tickets, find my passport and…
Just breathe. That’s all you really need to do right now and for the next five or ten minutes. Close your eyes, breathe. Then move on with tasks.
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