I hear the term “killing time” and I always wonder why anyone would want to kill time, when that is life going by.
It is our perception that what is happening at the moment is not worth our time.
Usually we are waiting for something and have time to spare before the next activity. Learning to get still and be at ease with waiting will bring us back to the moment, giving us the opportunity to fill up and reconnect with ourselves. Even a few breaths can make a difference.
Time goes by no matter what the event. All we have is this day and when we are able to embrace whatever we are doing with the same interest as those activities we enjoy, we get so much more out of life.
Next time you want to kill time remember that time is all we have. Savor each moment and enjoy!
Stand with your feet parallel to one another, a few inches apart. Stand with your body upright and look straight ahead with a soft gaze.
Bring your awareness to the connection to your feet on the floor and notice how your weight is distributed.
Is there more in front of you feet, or in your heels? Is it even? See if you can even out your weight, even feeling the connection of sides of your feet to the floor.
Take an easy inhale, and an easy exhale. Keep your awareness on the connection of your feet to the earth as you continue with easy breathing.
This simple tool will calm your mind and body and bring you back to the moment. It is great to use when you are out and about during your day.
Try this next time you are waiting on line and let me know how it went in the comments below. Did it help avert growing frustration? Were you able to keep your attention the connection of your feet to the floor? If not, what do you think happened? If you have any questions, please ask.