This practice helped me a lot. Basically, the idea is simple: As an alternative to having a tense attitude about whatever you’re doing … you can purposely pull back a little, and become more relaxed.
You can try it now: Become aware of where you are holding tension, and take a few deep breaths, and release the tension. Come to a place of ease, peace, and openness. It might take a bit of practice, but most of us are holding tension in what we do, a lot of the time.
If we can get to a place of comfort, where we can just sit back a little, relax and let go of that tendency to grasp and control then the things we’re doing all day can become more easy. This allows us to travel with more peace through the day and finish the day feeling a lot more refreshed.
You may have a stack of messages to attend to or tasks to complete. No problem. Just sit back into the experience and give your full attention and commitment to each job one at a time. Enjoy the process.
I can let myself think of the people I’m doing a task for and feel care for those people. Feeling nourished by the mundane helps us to not feel so drained by everything we have to do.
How would you like to move through the day with more ease? Try it today, and bring curiosity for what that might be like.