For the last few years I’ve been practicing taking a moment. When my day feels like it’s passing too quickly or I think I haven’t completed enough, I take a moment to collect myself.
What does taking a moment look like? If you can find a space where you won’t be disturbed (I take a lap around the office or outside), close your eyes, a deep breath works wonders, and try to clear your mind. It’s an exercise in intentionally interrupting yourself from thought or patterns not serving you.
By taking a moment I bring myself back to the present and before everything piles up again I choose what is most important to complete right now. Having the opportunity to move at my pace and make the decision of what happens next creates a feeling of calm.
Give yourself a moment. See what comes up for you and decide what is most important for your time and energy.