I know I shouldn’t have done it but I did. I couldn’t help myself.
I set the kitchen timer to 20 minutes, pressed the button, and then got into my embrace the tree posture. I checked my posture and then settled in for the duration.
As the minutes started ticking away I glanced at the digital read out on the kitchen timer and there was 11 minutes to go. What a dumb thing to do because those remaining 11 minutes felt like hours. And the reason why it felt that way was because I was now aware of how much time was left.