I remember playing tether ball as a kid and being pretty awful at it. It was a lot of fun, but if you got distracted for even a second there was a good chance you were going to get smacked in the face by that ball. Now as an adult, we all have days like that. Days that smack us upside the head like a tether ball.
Thening. Our daily routines, can set us up for how we handle the stressors of our day. In a perfect world, I’d start each and every day with at least 20 minutes of yoga. My snooze button – a very stubborn thing – keeps getting in the way. Another practice that helps during the day is taking regular walks throughout the day. If you can’t get away from your desk for multiple walks, set aside at least one fifteen minute break to take a walk outside.
The events of our day, much like our life, don’t define us. Rather it is our reactions to these events, both good and bad, that define who we are. Setting yourself up each day for a calm reaction will go a long way to ending the tether ball feeling. Being mindful about how we react to other people and to our stress is an important skill needed to be successful. With a little practice, some breathing exercises and a few walks, one can find balance in even the craziest day.