I don’t meditate, I probably should. The closest I come is taking walks. I like to go to the beach or a nearby seawall and walk and just sit for a few minutes. I do have one of those daily mediation books I pick up and read once in a while. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn’t. The one I picked up and read this morning ended with: focus on what you do, can do, choose to do, and are ready to do.
As someone who is constantly making lists, I actually stopped this weekend. I needed a few days off. I need some time to refocus, rethink, and revamp. Like the song goes: just breath. The letters I rushed to post office to get stamps for can wait. No one else has sent me any letters recently. All the Punchbowl cards I sent electronically and only one was read, those can wait as well. I read somewhere about getting your email advertising in people’s email boxes on Thanksgiving so they will be thinking about you when it’s time to shop. Good advice and I hope I can make it. However, I’m aiming more for Small Business Saturday.
Someone asked me recently what my ideal “work” situation is. It would be a mix of the three major things I do: keep my caregiving situation (or I lose a lot of money), work EMT evenings, weekends,and nights, and have my clients opposite EMT. I’ve worked three and four jobs at a stretch before and have always “balanced” very well. I love EMT work and I love my tutoring/teaching at the same time. It’s a tug of heartstrings which one I like better and they always come out the same. Additionally, from past experience, and now running a business, I’ve learned that having something else to balance out the other thing is a healthy habit to have.
I know what I do, I know what I can do, I know what I choose to do, and I know what I am ready to do.