Earlier today I paused and did a 'Breathing Space' sitting on the edge of my bed .. as I could feel my thoughts running away a little. And just now I paused while outside toileting our puppy, shut my eyes, felt the sun on my face and concentrated on all the sounds I could hear.
I've been listening to Tara a little bit and doing Guided Meditations again in the car before school pick up. Some days I do nothing. Other days I do something. And I'm more alert to when I'm getting 'lost' in my thinking and am remembering to pause and ground myself in the moment.
It's not a regular practice in that I'm not sitting at the same time every day (and I know first thing in the morning would be ideal) but it's enough for me and is making a bit difference to how I am feeling and moving through my days.
Have also pulled back on the endlessly-checking-online-spaces habit I have and that has been a little challenging at times but good and the more I resist 'clicking' on my sites constantly the easier it gets. I'm still working online a lot but that is my life, I work from home doing online stuff, and it's up to me to find a balance.
I'm happy with how I am working towards that balance.
Am also eating well, sleeping better (aside from puppy wake-ups!) and my health is improving.
Live is so up and down isn't it?! But I like how I'm working on mine to make it as peaceful-yet-stimulating as I can.
Love, Mrs D xxx