I woke up “late” this morning. I like to have at least 20-30 minutes to enjoy my coffee, “wake up” and start my day. I didn’t get that today. For some reason my body wanted me to sleep a little longer. So I woke up with that startling, “oh shoot, I’m late feeling”.
All of us have had those types of mornings and I don’t know about you but, usually I take that rushed/urgent feeling with me the rest of my day. The rest of my morning feel right into that same rushed feeling. – I rushed to pack lunches, I rushed to get the kids out the door and on the bus, I rushed through some morning work, I rushed to get myself dressed for my morning yoga class, and I rushed to pick up my neighbor to go to yoga.
Then something changed…..I went to yoga and I found my reset button!
After 70 minutes of breathing, moving and stretching I was able to reset my body, my thoughts and most importantly my breath. Before class my body felt rushed, my thoughts were scattered and my breath with short. Not anymore. I came out with a new perspective on the day. No longer did I think “today is going to be one of those days” it became just a big relaxing “ahhhhh”. I can guarantee I will get more done today than I would have if I just kept going on with my “rushed’ day feeling.
If you are having a day like me or the next time you do, take some time for YOU. It doesn’t have to be a yoga class (though I highly recommend it), it can be a 10-minute walk, 5 minutes of just breathing….I mean the those big conscious in and out breaths. It’s amazing what you feel like after you take the time to reset.
The best part is you can reset anywhere. I think we get so caught up in the day that we forgot how easy it is. If you are at work take a walk or go to a quiet place and just breathe. If you are in the car – just breath! Your breath is a powerful thing and can help reduce stress and anxiety. By simply taking 5 minutes to reset your breath – you will feel your body relax and you will transform the way you feel.
We have enough going on, no-one needs the added stress of a rushed day….so next time you feel “rushed” get through what you need to get through and then take the time hit your reset button – You (and everyone around you) will be happy you did!
What do you do to “reset” yourself?