I took a couple of minutes to just listen in stillness not trying to grasp impulsively at the first task simply for the sensation of productivity. I allowed myself to connect to my breath and listened. There was no incredible insight that came from this but simply a funneling of all the nervous scattered energy as I landed in my seat and began working.
I had my breath and I had my body.
With that, I was able to begin.
Each day brings new challenges and we need the ability to be flexible with whatever comes up. Some days what challenges us is our own emotional/mental states. Having a way to clear a space and get centered is so important particularly when beginning since various tasks and people are competing for our attention. If we can not first get control of our attention then we will surely get caught up in the tornado of To Dos and end up feeling lost and ineffectual.
Below is a short Body Awareness exercise that focuses on Tensions that will help you get centered.
Share your experience of this in the comments below.
Wishing you good mental and physical health!