I never fail to be amazed by the general clarity and contentment I feel after a practice. I feel lighter. My mind seems, finally, to have settled into its perspicacity. Why do I think that my work and my deadlines will suffer if I take an hour or two for practice? Certainly practice enhances my mental work and other culprits are responsible for dullness, lethargy, and general anxiety. Remember this, my dear, when you lean into this upcoming deadline: yoga sharpens your mind. You need this.