Tuesday, February 5, 2013


What do you do when you get home from work or shopping or taking the kids to school, or whatever else it might be that makes your day busy?

Yeah, I can just see it. You fling your bag into a chair, grab out your cell phone and call someone. Then you talk while you rush around trying to get dinner on the table, to bring a semblance of order to the room you're in, help a child or six with homework and keep the dog from barfing on the carpet.

What would happen if you tried this, instead:

Leave your cell phone alone. Leave the TV off. Sit down for five minutes, just five little minutes, and notice your own breathing.

The dishes, dinner, homework, whining kids, cell phone and dog barf will all still be there in a few minutes. Just give yourself five little minutes to breathe.

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