Sometimes I find myself slipping into the vibe of resenting household chore-y stuff. But I realised recently, that these small tasks are actually fundamental to my overall wellbeing.
The skill is in knowing what to prioritise in order to support my mental and physical health; having my own boundaries about what I need to do in the moment has proved crucial in managing my life as a single parent with my own business.
Tackling ‘life admin’ is an important part what helps me feel more at peace, so rather than resent these activities, I reminded myself of a technique I learned from Thich Nhat Hanh 11years ago.
It’s a simple breathing technique, but one which has huge benefits. I use it when doing the (never-ending) laundry, cleaning up in the kitchen and sometimes instead of hollering on the school run (sometimes…!)
I’ve written a meditation for State of Liberty based on this technique which Lizzie has posted on todays blog. If you can implement this technique in your own life, you will feel more calm and less hurried overall – and if that sounds out of reach, I promise, you will at least feel like there is some semblance of calm within the ‘hurry’!