This morning things happened a bit out of the normal order. The morning was dark and I hadn’t set my alarm so Martyn and I woke at the same time. I enjoyed the extra sleep but it meant I didn’t have the house to myself when it was time to meditate. Noah was still fast asleep but Martyn was busy getting ready to go to work.
Despite the fact I knew there would be an interruption at some point I decided I would still get benefit from sitting to meditate so I just got on and did it.
I was so pleased I did. If I had waited for the perfect time it would never have come. Once Noah was up there would be plenty of jobs needing my attention and everything would get busy. So just sitting then and there seemed the best thing to do.
In daily life most of us will be interrupted in what we are doing on a regular basis. Not all potential distractions can be blocked or put on hold. Waiting for the perfect moment is not always a practical solution. Because I knew my interruption would be Martyn I was completely comfortable with it, it didn’t worry or distract me that he would come into the room at some point.
In a perfect world we would all love to stick to an established routine. We would all love to sit somewhere we would not be disturbed. We all also know that it isn’t always possible. The best approach then, is to try to develop the ability to sit where ever and whenever it happens to work out. Seize the moment rather than waiting for a better time.
The worst scenario is that you will be interrupted, the best is that you get a few minutes to relax and train your brain. So don’t stress over finding time, just go for it when you get the chance. Be assured, a few minutes every now and then is enough to make a big difference.
Come on a Revitalise Day to see how you could best fit mindfulness into your daily routines. Hearing how others manage to find time will give you inspiration and determination to make your life more mindful.