Some things take longer than you credit – like leaving home or work to go out. Packing up your bag, finding your mobile, keys, putting on shoes and coats. All this faffing about takes time. It might mean a few trips into rooms that you’ve already been into to find items. And then you might need to go back and check if you’ve closed the windows, turned off the iron, locked the door, picked up the paperwork or book that you need ……
Sometimes, if you have plenty of time before you need to leave, you start doing other things or rest for a bit and then suddenly more time has passed than you reckoned and it’s a rush to leave again.
Rushing and panicking, if you’re behind time, can have an impact on the mind and body. The back and neck can tighten, we can hold our breath, our heart can beat faster, our mind can go a bit manic.
So it’s worth factoring in time to find things, pack things, put things on. And to pause. To stop physically for a few moments to come to calm and to be able to think clearly. Now breathe …..