It’s Friday, February 10, 2017 and the stresses of work are mounting. One project deliverable is due; no, actually two documents are due. One will probably make it and I have no control over the other one. Another project schedule is behind, a conference call is necessary, and invoices and time sheets need to be approved. I even have an opportunity to bid on more work, which requires time for cost estimating.
I have to admit that these aren’t stresses of survival. I’m not a refugee. I have much to be thankful for, yet I still can’t help feeling the constant stress of a professional life.
What should I do?
On this day, I choose to take advantage of an unusually warm February day and go for a ride.
Slipping on my jacket, I smile.
Opening the door…freedom.
Pushing on my helmet, I pause.
Twisting the key…excitement!
Turning the throttle; a crescendo.
Now I’m in the moment. Mindful.
Breath in…breath out…