Why is it sometimes hard to choose the right thing? To eat more greens, for example? Or carve out time in the day to meditate? There are so many small things that have huge canons of data backing them up—why don’t we do them? I don’t know. I guess in my own life, I get lazy some days.
But what I’ve found is that certain things, rather than take time out of my day, give me more time. Time found. By calming my brain, or boosting my energy, or by more focused thinking.
Because I am a body-focused and body-bound person, many of the practices I’ve found give me more time are physical practices. When I am taking someone through a session, my hands often find spots that could benefit from a certain stretch, or more water, or less of a certain activity (running, usually). I can’t help but assign homework.
This week, think about something you know feeds you. Is it time spent reading? Or just being quiet? Hopefully it includes one or two of the stretches I have assigned you. See how you feel doing it every day this week. Just five minutes a day.