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Need Some Calm?

I have a great solution that may work for you.  It works wonders for me.  Chopping vegetables!  This morning I woke up and was thinking about all the things I need to get done and want to get done.  I decided to sssllllllloooooowwww down and make some breakfast and have some coffee and further contemplate my day.  Got out some really nice yukon gold potatoes and washed them and lined them up like a platoon of little breakfast soldiers.  Sharpened a knife and got out the cutting board.  I am working on being more mindful of what I am doing and appreciating even my everyday tasks so I took time to notice the weight of the knife in my hand and the texture of my “soldiers”.  I poured a bit of canola into a large frying pan and started it heating.  I began slicing and chopping and as I got going I began appreciating cutting each potato the same way.  My mind stopped churning about every little thing and I focused only on making the same cuts every time and adding to my pile.  I realized that my tasks can be managed in small chunks little by little.  I don’t have to look at them as one huge chunk.  Next time you need some calm pull out some potatoes or carrots and do a bit of therapeutic chopping.

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