One of the first things I do when I get into work is to pull out my Inner Balance sensor and fire up the app to do some Balanced Breathing to get centered before I start work in earnest. But I got to admit some days I cheat. I will fire up my computer and start to do work before my five minutes are up. I need to do better because I know that when I take the time to do it I’ll have a better day.
After listening to the podcast I mentioned a couple of days ago I knew I needed to focus on my posture better while breathing. So today I sat up straight making a conscious effort to raise the top of my head to elongate my spine. Additionally, I left my reading glasses in the case to thwart me from starting up my computer.
I also returned to a tried and true focal point. The top of a pine tree just outside the window of my office. There must be a nest in it because today I saw two birds fly away from it today. I need a focal point because I am a thinker. Without something to direct my attention my mind will travel down rabbit holes, make mental lists, and like today come up with my daily to-do list. I had to stop it, acknowledge them, reassure myself I would write them down and just return to the tree. When I was able to do that I did better.