I get it. You're busy. The list of things you have to do is immeasurably long. So long, in fact, that you aren't even truly certain that you are going to be able to "get it all done". AND you want me to meditate somewhere you in there? Are you kidding? No? You're not? Okay, well, I'll tell you what, I'll meditate if I have time. If I get all of my stuff done, I'll hit the cushion.
Sound familiar? It does to me. In fact, that is my prevailing story (or it was until I decided to change it). Today I am working from home. It is my first day back from holidays and my to-do list is literally 40 items long. All of the items on there seem time-sensitive and "pressing".
However, I know (from experience) that if I take the time to meditate FIRST that it is very likely that I'll actually get MORE done. I know, weird, right?
But it's true. So, today, as soon as the house was empty, I took the time for a 30 minute meditation in which I set my intentions for the day, asked for help and then sat in stillness. Now I feel calm and clear about what needs to get done and I am ready to go and do it! Bam!