Scientists have a formula for figuring out just how much of our time is spent waiting in lines. At the bank, the grocery store, the airport… I could go on. Especially when I lived in NYC it seemed like I’d spend the day waiting… for my turn at something. I started playing a game, doing a little meditation in these situations. On the subway platform, at the bodega, in line at The Shake Shack, or anywhere I’m just waiting in one place, I do what I learned in tai chi called “stand like a tree.” I focus on the breath and try to have perfectly balanced posture. Weight evenly distributed front to back and side to side; shoulders relaxed and resting; head reaching upward; feet reaching into the ground.
These are great little moments to practice Stealth Move #1: El Numero Uno.