This morning I got out of bed a bit earlier to avoid traffic jams.
I put on some clothes, took my lunchbox and went straight to the car.
I turned the key and was ready to drive, but nothing happened!
What the… Was it really going to be this kind of Monday ?
I tried turning the key back and forth but I didn’t seem to move one bit. The car was just making a noise.
I was close to tears and started googling “my car doesn’t start”.
Step 1: put you foot on the break or clutch to start the car.
Most of the things we do, we do without thinking about.
The driving instructor had taught me all the steps of driving a car with the intention that this becomes a routine.
Yet, when you have a sudden brain melt, you forget the basics.
We often operate on an automatic pilot.
We eat without tasting the food.
We shower without feeling the relaxation of the warm water on a cold day.
We take a large breath without focusing on puffing the stress away.
We hug without feeling the actual comfort someone’s giving you.
We lay down in bed without actually resting.
We hit the “like” button without reading someone’s post.
What about when you have the flu?
Do you just hate everything around you?
Or do you try take this moment to sleep as much as possible, watch your favorite series and drink tea with honey all day before you are expected to work 8 hour-days?
Mindfulness is a word which makes me cringe, but it wouldn’t hurt to be a bit more conscious of the tactility you perform, the decision you make and the opportunities you take.
Do you practice “mindfulness”?