Pre-Work Chilling

A poem before a busy workday

Martha Lueck

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Photo by Dushawn Jovic on Unsplash

It’s 2:11 before a 2:30 shift,
19 minutes of tuning into my music.
when I keep the world at a distance
just for a little bit.

And even just a few minutes
makes a big difference.
I’m just chilling,
pre-work chilling.

Listening to Noah Kahan’s soothing voice
reminds me that it’s possible to
soothe my anxiety.
Writing helps to reframe my thoughts.

And even if it’s just for a little bit,
this time makes a big difference.
I’m just chilling,
pre-work chilling.

And now it’s 2:15.
Just 15 minutes until an 8-hour shift.
But right now, the music stays on
while the world remains at a distance.

Even just a few minutes
makes a big difference.
I’m just chilling,
pre-work chilling.

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Martha Lueck

Published author | Freelance blogger for HealthyPlace.com | Passionate about mental health and Jesus | https://tinyurl.com/5fbu7pj7