My days are busy. And a lot of times, I forget what day of the week it is! It’s so easy to get wrapped up in deadlines, projects and deliverables that I feel time moves at warp speed. I thrive on the hustle of it all though; being an entrepreneur and small business owner and the rollercoaster of running Waiting On Martha is a true thrill. But as an entrepreneur, it’s impossible not to feel a slight wave of panic when I glance at my never-ending to-do list, and it’s easy to let myself feel drained after a slammed day. So lately, I’ve really been consciously focusing on taking a breath throughout the day when I need a moment. And along the way I’ve found a few “tricks” to help me make sure I’m taking those time outs when needed
Like many boss ladies out there, most of those “tricks” can be found in my hand bag. I always have a pack or two of Orbit® White Peppermint gum, my phone with my favorite meditation app, two notepads/journals, a pen, and a few of my stress-relieving and motivational essential oils. Funny combination, but these items all work together to help realign and center me. Allowing me when my day gets a bit too hectic to take a much needed moment; a breath.
For example, there’s nothing better than before a big meeting to sit quietly. I’ll set my meditation app for two minutes and pop a piece of Orbit White Peppermint gum. You see I’ve always been a gum person, but the peppermint flavor specifically helps to cool and calm me, clearing away any brain fog I may be feeling. Not to mention in my line of work with all the meetings and events I attend, fresh breath and keeping my teeth white are also an absolute must!
So next time you’re out and about and in need of a moment, grab some Orbit White Peppermint gum at your local Walgreens and just take a beat; breathe in and out and just let the cool calm sweep over you. Truly, MKR