All of us have moments of anxiety or irritation. We want to live the happy life. I find it helps when we take some long breaths, take a look at nature, and breathe again.
I remember Simon and Garfunkle’s song, “Slow Down, Your Moving Too Fast”. I like to think we need moments in the day that are thought of as groovy, relaxing, quiet, reseting time-outs, mellow feelings.
When I can move from activity to activity with a nano time-out and smile, my day goes on better. When I stick to one project no matter how difficult, I complete my day exhausted.
Here’s a different way to look at a work day:
Say you get up at 6AM and go to bed at 10PM. Does it really matter what you are doing? I think it possible to choose to be happy getting up, getting ready, driving to work, starting your day, getting interrupted by others, eating lunch, talking on the phone, collaborating with co-workers, serving the public, cleaning up, getting more surprises.going hom, carpooling, getting groceries, getting gas, cooking a meal, streaming shows and going to bed.
You are going to be awake throughout the day. You can enjoy each moment or resist each new challenge that comes along. In other words you can choose to enjoy the moments or ruin your day by focusing on what’s wrong.
Taking time to pause, breathe, focus on small, satisfying moments, can open the door to a happier day.
Take the natural way. Be happy.