I love taking a moment.
Taking a moment means you sit by yourself in some quiet spot. You take a deep breath. You sip some cool water. You let your mind wander for a few minutes. You pray. You close your eyes and cast your cares on the Lord.
In the moment–whether you can afford just a minute (maybe two) or a full 10 minutes–you think about what’s causing any stress or irritation. You talk to God about it. You recalibrate your heart. You rid yourself of any entanglements. You confess sin. You just breathe in and out. You ask the Holy Spirit to control and direct everything once again.
Then you get up. You move to the next important thing. You’re refreshed and calm.