Do you know that feeling when one thing seems so important it takes priority over everything else.  It consumes you and you can’t do any of your other work.  You know it is not the most important thing but it seems the most urgent and you just have to get something finished.  Next time you find yourself in that situation try this straightforward 5 minute exercise :

Breathing in, notice something far away.

Breathing out, notice something close

Repeat at least 10 times

When you have done it enough times you’ll recover your perspective and be able to make better prioritizing decisions, maybe even see some new solutions to what you were engrossed in.

This is one exercise from Harry Palmer, author of the Avatar® materials.

Try it.  Lovely and simple.  Effective.