Normally, I am upbeat and easy going . . . but I hate it when my day gets off to a bad start.
I am five minutes from home, on my way to work, when I realize my purse is AWOL. I slam on the brakes and, while turning around, launch into a scream adding a few expletives just for good measure.
I read somewhere screaming is good for you. I suppose it is but all it does is raise my blood pressure and I'm at the age where that can be dangerous.
Anyway, I arrive home and my purse is sitting on the kitchen table mocking me. I quickly realize my histrionics, and forgetting my purse, is due to my lack of focus.
Recent studies of the human brain have discovered multi-tasking overloads the brain and this is not good. We need studies to find this out? I find whenever I'm multi-tasking, aka overloading my brain with stuff I have/need to do, I immediately lose my focus on whatever it is I'm doing at any given moment.
Anyway, I digress. I make a cup of tea and while it steeps, I close my eyes and indulge in five deep yoga breaths calmly trying to rein in my emotions and get another grip on my day. I don't want this momentary lapse of sanity to set the tone for the day.
As Eckart Tolle tells us, I am trying to be in the moment. I am trying to shut off, ignore, deny the constant chatter that goes on in my mind. It's not healthy nor is it normal.
We all have a choice when it comes to how our day is going to unfold. We can either succumb to the ranting, raving and occasional expletive or . . . we can stop, take several deep breaths, refocus and regain control of our day.
Hoping your day gets off to a good start!