As a mother of two, a wife, a full-time nurse, and a daughter, I have to attend the needs of everyone and often I wish I had an extra hour but I know it’s impossible. Therefore, in the midst of my crazy day, when I am juggling several activities and wondering how will I accomplish them all, I always take the time to pause and breathe.
During that one-minute pause, I reflect on my morning and give myself some praise for doing well and going that far. That pause helps me get myself back into the positive framework to restart and finish the day. As it’s cold now, I can’t go for a walk, I close my eyes and picture something pleasant that brings me peace and joy, either the beach or my flowers during summertime. I have the pictures of my two kids in my office, before and after any meeting, I pause, focus on them, smile, and most of the time that helps alleviate my stress.
Taking the time to pause and breathe for a moment when we are tense is essential to help us relax and we will be able to come up with better ideas and we will achieve the most of our agenda.
As you are reading this today, I hope you create the habit of taking a pause, stretch, and breathe to recharge yourself during down and stressful cycles of life. That powerful minute of pause will help you move forward and increase your productivity.