Anything worthwhile…worthy, worth doing…takes a little focus. It takes a little effort, and a little decision.
I am so in the habit of flying into my thoughts for the day, or a task, and then when it’s not going well, I often just keep barreling through ‘multi-tasking at whim’ when we could vastly IMPROVE what we’re trying to do with just a little focus. For me, it was my favorite soothing music, (literally like one 4-min song), and some improvised breathing/yoga stretches to try and relax my sore back and ham-strings that provided something “worthy” to my day.
In my soreness this morning, even after pain meds, I had tried to just get my hubby to take care of it all for me – make the tea, put food in the oven, etc…but by 7am recruits were blowing up his phone, so I sighed and prayed and forced myself out of bed. Morning chores were rough, and it was Ed who admonished me to stop and stretch out for a minute as I hobbled from dogs to stove.
Just those 4 minutes – I focused on breathing fully, leaning into my stiffness, and enjoying the music, and just shifting whatever whatever I wanted! Sorry more evolved friends, “True Yoga” intimidates me. By the time Pandora had switched to the next song I was ready to shmimmy up and with a little shake and feel a smile warm my face as blood flowed and tingled down my spine. I’m cured! Kind of, for now. Just then the kitchen timer alerted me to a hot breakfast waiting – beautiful.
Worth it! Just a little focus, effort, and decision…now I can relax with my breakfast and hopefully remember this lesson tomorrow.
Happy Tuesday friends!