Since I started working, the first month was a mayhem. Rushing in and out. My life was chaotic. Coupled with some family issues, I felt I need to gape for air. I had to continuously run the list of things I had to do so that I don’t forget. I had to remind myself to remember. It was sheer mental exhaustion.
Then I made it a point to take some time to meditate first thing in the morning. Even if it means getting up 2 hours earlier to find some quiet time for myself does wonders to the rest of my day. I then realized that I had to just surrender to the moment and just let go and trust that everything will fall in place. I had to relearn to do things slowly and to savor in the moment. I had to consciously stop thinking the next thing in my to-do list and just be in the present moment. I had to consciously stop looking at the clock and allow things to just flow. This has helped me to stay calm and centered.
These are the words I tell myself to find my center:
I surrender to this moment;
I let go;
I accept whatever comes my way;
I flow like the river.
I feel light and free.