Fighting for Control
Well, since I began daily breathing exercises, I’ve
- Begun walking a mile or two every day with my kids
- Set up our living and dining rooms as virtual classrooms for the boys to continue their educations
- Set up a computer in our piano room so they can continue their piano studies
- Organized our spare bedroom into a workable home office
In short, I’ve taken back control of my emotions, and my life. I can’t control outside events, but I can determine those things over which I do have control, and work on them. For some reason the Serenity Prayer just came into mind.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
An Opportunity to Grow
But that’s not all. Since we’re confined to quarters we have a choice; do something, or do nothing. I got so caught up in events beyond my control that I went into vapour lock. Outside of my job I became incapable of doing, well, pretty much anything except obsess over the news and worry. Well, “worry” is a pretty good synonym for “stress,” and what I have I told you about stress?
My exact words were, “stress is killing you, do something about it.”
With the Flu Manchu out there trying to get me, this was unacceptable, and I began treating the crisis as an opportunity. An opportunity to grow. To learn. To do. So what have I begun? I’m taking this time to
- study copywriting
- learn a little bit about SEO
- tweak StandUpRight.ca
- dive a little deeper into the core areas of this little site, with an eye to better serve you
- experiment with different types of content, and different ways to deliver it
Begin With a Breath
And, once again, it all began with a breath. So breathe.
- Sit comfortably upright
- Straighten your back
- Arms straight, palms to knees
- Chin up, eyes closed and looking straight ahead
- Breathe in for a slow count of 6
- Breath out for a slow count of 8
Repeat 5 times.