Blog Post # 201 – 10 Min x 2

Time for another experiment.

10 minutes for ourselves.

2 times a day.

For the next 30 days, I am going to find 10 minutes a day in the morning and in the afternoon to center myself, be present and see where my mind goes.

I will be waking up 15 minutes earlier so I can capture the 10 minutes right away.

After lunch, I will find 10 minutes a day to walk around the block.

I will bring my old tennis shoes to the office for this purpose.

During these 10 minute blocks, I will have no agenda, no reading material and no forced thoughts.

I will see where my mind takes me.

I will check in to see where I am at.

I will listen to my monkey brain and try and slow down the chatter.

I plan to reflect on what the day has brought thus far and ascertain whether I can steer it in a new direction.

The key to all this is the listening part.

Instead of fighting frustration or charging through the day, my centering time will help me get in harmony with where I really am.

See how I’m feeling. See what I’m thinking. See where I’m at.

As summer slides away and fall begins, we find ourselves in a new season.

My plan for the first month of this new season is to chip away at the grind of the day.

To carve some time for me.

And to listen.

What’s your plan?