Life seems so complicated. Especially when we overburden ourselves with constant worries and overthinking.
Today I woke up late than my usual time, felt as if I have no energy to lift myself and do my daily chores. My throat was choked due to cold and I realized it was because I was stupid enough to take cold rose milk last night. Sigh! The day started with cursing myself. My mind was disturbed as I was unable to finish anything on time. Was feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Finally, I decided to take a break and sit for some time. I was in need of MOTIVATION.
And I stumbled upon this quote by Thich Nhat Hanh which says :
" Smile, breathe, and go slowly."
I took some deep breaths and realized that something as simple as taking long deep mindful breaths can be a game changer. It calms our mind and relieves our tensions. When we are stressed out or have anxiety we tend to work in a fast manner.
Let's do an experiment, whenever we are stressed out we will take a break, sit and take some deep breaths and then move on. Share your experience, if this small breathing exercise helps to dissipate the worries and calms you down.
Sharing with you some of my artwork which is an escape for me.
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."