Ever feel totally distracted when you sit down to finish your homework? The TV's on, someone's textin' you nonstop and Twitter is abuzz with hundreds of new updates. How's a girl to focus?!
That's how I felt earlier today. My to do list was looming, but there was also a blizzard going on outside. The kitchen table was covered with a project from last night and there were stacks of books piled in the living room. Ahhh! I decided to punch out for a few minutes, and collect my thoughts with a quick yoga routine. I swapped jeans for workout pants, and flipped on my Iron Yoga DVD.
Then, I got down to settling my mind. Deep breathing and familiar postures helped clear out cluttered thoughts. I didn't finish the whole DVD, just a few minutes of stretching to escape from real-world madness. When I got back to my comp, I exited extra open windows and signed out of chat. I resisted the urge to check my email for the millionth time and left my cell downstairs. My mind was relaxed, and I was wayy more prepped to tackle my to dos.
It's hard for me to take a break when I know I have soo much ahead of me. But, truth is, spending a few minutes moving and chilling made me ready for everything the afternoon had to offer!
BY KATIE ABBONDANZA ON 2/10/2010 3:34:00 PM
POSTED IN mind/motivation