It’s Monday and many of us are getting ready to start scrambling through the day.
Things can get hectic and sometimes even during a moment of calm you are still trapped inside the frenzy that was your busy morning getting the kids ready for their zoom classes, rushing to a meeting and all the typical situations that unfold.
Sometimes the best remedy is just to breathe. Five minutes away from your cell phone, the world or tapping on the desk in anticipation. Just a few moments to clear your mind and focus solely on your breath going in and out while trying to relax everything, especially your mind.
I’m talking about meditation, for five minutes. You don’t need any skill. If you are interested in other forms of pranayama and meditation, a quick internet search can guide you.
Im talking about five minutes, one or multiple times a day, to calm yourself and center yourself. I know I may sound like some yogi hippie but think about how we used to recover from being chased by a lion (bad example, we probably didn’t survive that one, but you get the point).
Breath is your life force. We can survive weeks without food, days without water but only minutes without oxygen. Use it.