Most of us wake up in a hurry. We feel we are running out of time and rush to get out of bed, shower and go. We curse at the traffic light or the crowded train. This in turn affects our work. It stresses us out because we always feel that we have no time for anything. We dread the morning because we dread the rush it brings. One of the most important things we need to remember is to wake up and take a few minutes to breathe and meditate. This may mean waking up a bit earlier. This may mean not spending too much time on Facebook at night; scrolling mindlessly as we read the random posts there. We need to learn how to manage our time so that we can wake up feeling refreshed. Not rushing in the morning allows us to transition through the day with ease.
Begin the day with some tea and meditate. Chant mantras or do breathing exercises. Allow your minutes to slowly open up to the world. As little as five minutes of meditation/routine in the morning can help you combat stress at work. It is also important to remember your purpose in life: you must be able to bring more peace into your day and actions with others. So take five and focus – its the best investment of the day.
Peace and Love, Jim