Sunday, March 12, 2017

#WeeklyInspiration: Mindfulness

Hi everyone,

So this past Wednesday, I woke up with a bad cold. I could barely drag myself out of bed. I have a flexible schedule, so I hit snooze for a little while. But once I finally woke up, anxiety set in immediately. 

I have such a long to do list! Why did I sleep in? How long will I have to stay at work to catch up on everything?

I hadn't even gotten out of bed, I could barely breath because of my cold, and I felt awful, but my thoughts had already fast-forwarded to the end of the day. What a mess! I had to stop myself and force myself to return to the present moment. I took a deep breath and focused on getting ready for work, one step at a time. I allowed my self to have breakfast and a cup of coffee instead of running out the door with a granola bar, guilt and anxiety.

Once I got to work, it turned out some of the things on my to do list couldn't be done on that day anyway. And a few other things were pushed until the next day. I was able to leave on time and get some rest to get over my cold.

Moral of the story: There is no point in driving yourself crazy over what may happen in the future. When you feel that urge, I suggest taking a deep breath and focusing on what's in front of you at that very moment.

How about you? Any suggestions on how to increase mindfulness and remain in the present moment? Share below!

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