What would I do with an extra 30-minutes?
So, I started thinking. If I had 30-minutes of time to do anything that I wanted, and I had to stay with 5km of home. What would I do? Lots of things sprung to mind instantly. Including, I can’t believe it, but cleaning the oven. 30 minutes of more non-interrupted sleep. Time to catch up with a girlfriend and hear about her new job. A little more piano practice. Perhaps a yoga session or a bit of more exercise. I could even run to the edge of our 5km lockdown border.
All of these little things started to pop into my mind. In no particular order and without judgement. 30-minute bike ride with my son. Sitting in the sun on my beautiful chair. Walking to a café and purchasing an over-priced smoothie. Washing the dog. Combine two 30-minute blocks and I could make marshmallow. Or Turkish delight. Something I’ve always wanted to master. Did I mention more sleep? And, most importantly, more time for mindfulness and meditation.
Mindfulness is the best holiday
Mindfulness (or meditation) is a super-power. It is a vital skill that we need right now. Certainly, it increases performance. Indeed, makes us a better leader, manager, friend and family member. And it is like taking a little holiday. Whether you sit still or are on the move. With your eyes opened or closed. Breathing and being mindful really is like taking a holiday. Furthermore, if gives you a chance to rejuvenate, re-focus and balance yourself.