Actually enjoyed my 10 minute headspace this morning, found it easier to recognise when my thoughts were wandering (regularly) and felt more refreshed than sleepy once I’d finished. A first.
Buoyed up by this I headed to work in a much better frame of mind than the one I found myself in yesterday. A very pretty frost was covering the hawthorn along the river path and I spied a cheery little robin perching on a branch, so I paused to take in the scene (I am a bit of a nature nerd; once, on the way to a friend’s wedding rehearsal I tripped and shredded my knees trying to avoid stepping on a beetle – leading my daughter to announce to the congregation that I had ‘fallen over a ladybird’) Anyway, I digress, the point is I do try to take notice of the little things and appreciate them. Which is, y’know, mindful. Unfortunately this morning my mindful moment went on a bit too long and I was almost late for work. And it got me to thinking that ‘being in the moment’ is fine when the moment is all lovely & nice and you’ve got time to ‘be’ in it. But not all moments are lovely & nice ( Any takers for the moment you tell your boss you’re late because you were ‘looking at a robin’? No?) and running late is stressful, which kind of defeats the object.
A fine balance is required.
Achieving a fine balance is another thing I don’t excel at.
Ah well. I’ll keep trying.
If you want to go on a short nature-kick, without being late for stuff, you could try this meditation. It’s not for me to be honest, but the music and sounds are quite sweet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVnEfC8YSpI