So what did your schedule look like? Crazy? Mine too…. What I would love for you to realise is that it isn’t about how busy your body or your day is, but how busy your mind is. We become exhausted, stressed, impatient, worried and lacking in the ability to enjoy our every day when our thoughts control us. When every thought which comes in to our minds is hurried, toxic and becomes a truth, that is when our world can easily spiral out of control. The result of this may be harried, and possibly poor, decision making. It may be that we can’t sleep. It may be that we become isolated, down or even depressed. Anxiety may creep in and completely overwhelm us to the point that we can’t enjoy any of our moments on our own, with our children or with others simply because we are always thinking, “what if”?
Keep going with your pockets of time every day. Once you have had one pocket of time each day where you have truly been in the moment and focusing on what you can see, hear and feel (not those thoughts which keep trying to run through your mind), add in another. Yes, you heard me correctly…. Either add in another small, purposeful, pocket of time or extend your existing one. But don’t forget – it is better to have a four minute pocket with no ‘tigger thoughts’ (my daughter’s words for her thoughts which bounce around and take her away from her listening) which you can’t get under control than it is to have a 20 minute pocket of being frustrated. The whole point of this is to build up errorlessly and set yourself up for success.
If you need some more help with this, do feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at the clinic on 01372 747 440.
Next month we will be taking you through some of the challenges and successes of those we have had the privilege of working with over the last twelve months.