It probably doesn’t seem like much or like it could possible be enough but sometimes all you need is 5 minutes.
So often we tell ourselves that we don’t have the time for certain things. They could be things that take minutes not hours or days but somehow we still find a way to make excuses.
Perhaps you’re feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. A thought comes to you that maybe meditating might help but you push it aside because you feel as though you don’t have the time.
But what if you just gave yourself 5 minutes.
I’ve found that more often than not, the act of slowing down to meditate even just for a little while works wonders. And other times, I am reminded of the importance of making time to slow down and so I give myself 20 minutes, half an hour or even an hour.
The problem is rarely that you don’t have time but instead that you aren’t willing to make time for the things that will actually benefit you.