Today’s self-care strategy is looking like ten minutes of this restorative pose in between teaching classes. As I was laying here exploring the possibility of getting bent out of shape because I have so much to do and so little time, I realized maybe I should rebel a little bit. So this is what me flipping the to-do list the bird looks like as I prioritize my well-being. I don’t feel like being frantic.
On some level, being stressed out requires our consent and participation doesn’t it? We obviously can’t control external factors like other people and how they behave. We’re powerless over certain circumstances in our lives (did you see the stock market this week?) We can choose to get worked up about all of it. Or another choice is to slow down, just for a few, and take a breath.
This post is a sign that you should close your eyes and enjoy several long, deep breaths!