I hope you are having a great month so far!
Today as I was doing my morning routine I found myself getting distracted. I was jumping from my phone, to the computer, to the kitchen, then back to my journal. It was a very agitating experience because I was having a hard time organizing my thoughts and completing one task.
Yoga as a philosophy is defined as the ability to focus the mind in one direction for a sustained amount of time without distraction. I certainly was having a hard time with ‘Yoga’ this morning.
So I stopped everything I was doing and simply focused on my breath. Pretty quickly my mind settled and I was able to finish one thing before moving on to the next. It was amazing the affect it had on my mood.
We are so busy and have so much to do that we tend to spend our days multi-tasking. It is a valued skill and people take great pride in their ability to multi-task. If we can get everything done that needs to get done, have it be done very well, and feel great about it during the process then there is nothing wrong with multi-tasking.
However, if we feel frazzled, disconnected and things are taking longer than they should because we can’t keep our mind focused long enough to complete something, then we can benefit greatly from focusing on one thing at a time.
This morning, I was on edge about all that I needed to do and was not really allowing my mind to focus on one thing for very long. It was amazing how quickly my mind settled when I consciously stopped and just focused on my breath. If you find your mind jumping all over the place, take a pause and focus on just one thing for a few minutes to get the mind to settle. It can be your breath, a mantra, an affirmation, a picture, a tree, whatever. After a few minutes of focusing on one thing, go back to whatever it was you were doing and see how the experience changes. It’s a practice.
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With love and infinite gratitude…