Day 23: Get your Head Straight

by Sarah Devika Sumnauth

Today was a day to get my head straight.  From time to time, as we all do, I get anxious.  Anxious about what’s next, what I have to do and potential outcomes for any number of scenarios.  So today, when things got back into this familiar track and my head started spinning, I did the smart thing and put an end to it.

In the time it took to burn a stick of incense, I meditated, played a little guitar and just chilled out.  For all intents and purposes this was meant to get me out of my head and into a greater life perspective.  And it worked.  I was able to think in bigger terms and actually felt much better.

Afterwards I had to drive my sister to work in Port Credit, and on the way home, while deciding to take the more scenic route, I stopped at Jack Darling Park and did some writing, planning and reviewing.  What a wonderful place to get good quality work done.  It’s not like I can do that every day (or maybe I can ;) but I do believe that breaking from routine every now and again is healthy and worthwhile. 

After my writing sojourn I climbed the rocks down to the beach and walked across the surf bare foot.  It was kind of idyllic.  Down on the beach I found a rockin’ piece of driftwood, which I grabbed, because I got a good feeling about it, and am thinking of having it engraved (once it dries out), to become my new office sign.  It just goes to show that you never know what you’ll see, or what you’ll find, and more importantly stressing about it won’t make it any better or come any sooner.

So whenever you get a chance to take some time out and get your head straight, DO IT.  I think we can all recognize what’s really worth the stress and the small stuff just doesn’t matter in the end.

Head comfortably on straight now…