It is one of those days…
You wake up and you realize you forgot to set your alarm and you are definitely late already.
On the way to the bathroom, you stub your toe.
You don’t have time to shower now, so you are not awake and everything seems to take twice as long.
Then, you can’t find one of your socks.
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You race around looking everywhere but the bleedin’ sock is nowhere to be found.
Without those socks, your entire outfit just isn’t going to work.
You walk around cussing and muttering and the whole day is already f****ed.
Of course, when you are making your coffee, your overflow the filter.
And the cup is not, like your mother taught you, in the sink.
When you are trying to clean up the royal mess you just made, you burn yourself.
And then you realize your iPhone was lying in Lake Coffee.
I sincerely hope not all these things happened to you in one morning.
But what if they did?
Even just one or two of these incidences could put a serious damper on being productive and getting things done.
So now what?
Reset your emotional state.
I can sense your fear that I am going to say: meditation. And yes, that works great. I’m a big fan. But the truth is, you have to figure out what works for you for your Pattern Interrupt. You do have to get present to the fact that the day is not going well and that the only thing that helps is resetting your brain.
If you keep pressing forward, chances are more and more will go wrong. The more frustrated you get, the less you are present with what you are doing and more havoc you will wreak.
So please take out the time and get conscious. I love Deepak Chopra’s acronym STOP:
- S—Stop what you are doing
- T—Take a deep breath
- P—Proceed with caution
This may be all you need.
Or here is what davidji suggests in his process to clarity:
- Inhale for 4 counts
- Hold your breath for 4 counts
- Exhale for 4 counts
- Hold out your breath and observe what you exhaled for 4 counts
This practice, by the way, isn’t just a great way to reset, it also really helps with stress reduction, mental clarity and better decision making processes. He has taught this process to law enforcement, military, state officials and 1000’s of Janes and Joes.
And now, Good Luck:)