You know the kind of week I’m talking about. It begins innocently enough with a few scheduled meetings and appointments. Then out of nowhere, up pops a new project with a short deadline, followed by an extra-long phone call from a friend and there's that unexpected, but oh-so-interesting podcast that sucked up all my time! Poof! Where did the days go?
Blame it on all that extra “stuff” that can transform a well-planned week into a blur of pencil scribbling and exclamation points!
It used to be so easy
4 habits that you can use
- Upon first waking up, I spend five minutes stretching and reaching in all directions.
- Later in the day, I'll take several five minute breaks to stand and walk laps around the house.
- One of the breaks includes chair exercises (for ideas, try my simple “Move-Along” videos).
- Before going to bed I’ll let my body wind down with a simple routine based on circles (wrists, shoulders, waist, ankles…you get it, just keep circling).
I focus on one thing at a time and once it’s over or accomplished - - I let it go. I move my mind onto the next thing, focus on it and then let it go. I try to be methodical and calm. In fact, I’ve often noticed that my calmness influenced others around me to slow down as well; which creates a much better atmosphere for all of us!
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