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Hi, and welcome to day one of the prioritization pack. So sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin with so many different things that are competing for our attention. Very often we get easily distracted and sometimes we tend to fall into this pattern of being more reactive towards certain things. But if you look at people who have good prioritization skills, usually there's a sense of calm, there's a sense of clarity and there's a sense of composure as well. But most of that comes from the ability to be present. To not be caught up in distractions. So that's what we're gonna be focused on in this pack. Whilst at the same time, learning how to plan, reflect, and track our progress. We're also gonna look at how we can minimize the number of choices we have. We're gonna look at that at the end of today's session. Right now, all you need to do is to get comfortable. Make sure you're not gonna be disturbed. We're gonna begin with our eyes open. I'll talk you through the exercise as we go. But just soften the focus so take in the entire space around you. And then when you're ready, just taking some nice big deep breaths, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. And as you breathe out this time, just gently closing the eyes and just feeling that weight of the body pressing against the seat beneath you. Whatever thoughts racing around right now, just letting those go, letting them come and go. Just feeling that contact of body against the seat and just taking a few moments to settle in to wherever you are. Just starting to notice the different sounds and just allowing them to come and go. And now just bringing the attention back to the body. So just checking in with the body noticing how you feel right now. There's no right or wrong way. Just noticing whether the body feels, sort of heavy or light restless or still. And just to build up a clearer picture, starting at the top of the head, just scanning down through the body. Just noticing any areas that feel particularly comfortable and any areas that might feel a little tense or tight in some way. Just scanning down towards the toes. So, as you become more aware of those sensations in the body you might have already noticed that rising and falling sensation of the breath. So some people feel it in the stomach, some people the chest. It doesn't really matter where it is. If you can't feel anything, just gently place your hand on your stomach to feel that movement. But just beginning to notice where in the body you feel that rising and falling sensation. No need to breathe in any special way. So just staying with that movement of the breath. Just beginning to notice the rhythm of breathing. So are all the breaths the...


# of sessions10
Duration10-20 min

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