Just for 1 week I have to sit straight backed for 5 minutes and just breathe, focus on the breathing and relax, if my mind wanders? I am to try and re-focus on my breath. I am to set a timer then I am not watching the clock. Then next Sunday (last day of the challenge) she will be in touch to see how I've done, how I felt, did it help etc. etc.
|Me, effortlessly breathing .... in the most amazing city I have ever visited. Venice. x |
(thought it fitted the sentiment)
Today was the first time I did it, so that's:
Monday : fail (fear not, I do not let these failures fester)
Tuesday : so I had a very manic morning, then an afternoon at work and my head was spinning when I arrived, my job has been fairly manic recently too however, today seem breezy and easy after my mad morning. This evening I decided I would do my 15 minute yoga workout as I had a bit of free time handed to me from the other lovely Petal. However after a fruitless search for the DVD I gave in and decided that at least the breathing would be at least at start.
I sat straightish backed and closed my eyes...
then I remembered the timer (oops).
I set the timer and started again (it has a very annoying tick and I found myself wishing I had put it in the kitchen rather than right next to me on the floor) but to re-set it would mean starting all over again.
So I stayed, eyes closed, attempting to sit cross legged - is it just me or is this position very uncomfortable? After ooh probably half a minute my mind was wandering to why this was uncomfortable and wondering if maybe I should sit with my legs out straight - that hurt more so I put them back. Hands resting on knees. Hands resting on thighs? Hands on floor, aaaand back to knees.
Another minute and it hit me!! - there is a space underneath the drawers in the conservatory where I could stash some of the padded envelopes that make the computer desk look so unsightly.... ahem BREATHE.
breeeathe in, breeeeathe out.....
ping ping ping ping - text message. I wonder who it's from, oh that reminds me I was supposed to reply to mum....
Is my back straight? How am I supposed to know if I can't see a reflection?
breathe! breathe! breathe!!
....Wow that tick is really annoying, maybe I could just push it away a bit with my foot, it's not like I need to open my eyes or anything.
RIIING - Oh thank goodness for that, times up.
Perhaps it will go better tomorrow....
|I leave you with one last picture of my favourite place in the world. Except of course for home.|
Now that makes me feel relaxed.