Come to a comfortable seated position. Allow your sitbones to sink deep into your Herman Miller chair. Let the regional marketing world outside you melt away. Release any tension you might be holding onto — be it a meaningless job, a directionless relationship, or just the constant pressure to feign interest in other people’s affairs. This is YOUR practice. A time to check in with yourself after not having done so in over 11 minutes.
Relax. Try to laugh without acknowledging the awkward reality that this is, in many ways, exactly like you.
Acknowledge the awkward reality.