I have taken on a lot of new projects in this new year.
I began Yoga Teacher Training (yay!), became the coordinator of a new journalistic website, took on my first undergraduate student as supervisor, started up the Two Sisters Read Book Club with my sister, started work on my general exams and am currently writing an article for a forthcoming academic book.
Needless to say, I get heavily overwhelmed very often–and have found it difficult to juggle all the new projects in my life and keep my marriage, Ph.D. coursework and social life in balance.
So I gradually developed a morning routine that would help me transition into work every morning without feeling overwhelmed. The routine developed out of extensive reading of spiritual and mindfulness books and articles.
It begins with a promise to myself that, no matter what, I will not begin working till I have gone through my morning ritual…
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