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.
This is awesome! It’s great to remember to take some time to stand still and soak it in ❤️
I really need to try that technique. My life is always so fast paced. I could you a one minute break periodically through the day.
Krystal, always remember to take one minute to recharge.
I am a firm believer that we all need a little pause. How can we be best to anyone else if we aren’t best to ourselves first. I am so glad to see someone else believes in a pause in life.
I have to pause, Daisha, otherwise, I will not be able to perform to my best ability.
I’ve been trying to be more mindful about taking moments to just breathe. And to put my phone down 🙂
Please do so, Marcie.
Thank you for the tips! I think it’s really important in a time where we are so busy all the time to just relax and take a deep breath. Thanks for reminding us to do that!
Thank you, Jakub, for your feedback.
I needed to read this today! I need to take more time to pause and stop being on the go at all times.
One minute of pause could make your day easier, Christina.
I love the way everyone looks after themselves like you, rest and your mind will be at peace. I love flowers, beautiful photos!
Thank you, Flobby.
Good for you for finding that tranquil moment in a crazy day. I do the same, usually I grab a cup of my favorite cappuccino in the afternoons and savor a few minutes to myself. My boys are pretty good about giving me that tiny amount of time when they see me with my coffee cup in hand.
I am happy for you Stephanie, your boys are the best.
It’s so important to
Just take a moment each day to slow down! I agree and need to do this more often!
Please, do so, Allie!
Thank You for your thoughts! I definitely needed to read something like this right now!
I am glad, you came across my blog today, Sarah, thank you for your feedback.
I always need to be reminded of this. I just started reading Breathe by Priscilla Shirer and it is helping me remember how important rest is. And I always feel better, for sure!
I am going to try to find that book, Lisa, thanks for mentioning. I also have a reminder in my office to take a moment to pause and breathe.
Pause. One of my favorite things to do when I’m about to go nuts. Helps a lot. Thank you!
It does help, Lissette.
Pausing is so important. We can better serve if we take that time to ourselves and feel refreshed.
I agree with you, Angela, we can’t help others if we are not in the right place.
Great reminder that you are important too. I often take 15-20 minuets to read a few chapters if I can squeeze it in before making dinner. I often feel guilty because there is so much else I could be doing right then, but I need to think about myself and not just everyone else.
Samantha, I am pretty sure, after those 15 minutes, you give your family the best of yourself.
Such truth! Pausing is so essential. I try to do this ever so often, but it can sometimes go over my head when I’m so busy juggling everything! Taking a nice walk sounds like a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
I am grateful you took the time to read my post and comment, Shanika.
This is so great am so glad I have seen your post. I needed a reminder as I tend to want to do everything and never just take a moment for me. Thank you!
Remember to pause and breathe Yocana!
I couldn’t agree any more. With the increasing hustle in my life i have even more realized the value of pause.
I have learned that giving myself some time to recharge my batteries help me be more efficient.
I do give a pause at the end of my day. However it would be helpful for my mind and body to do it during the day as well.
You should Rose, even if it’s one minute.
Amazing tips. It’s so important to just take some time out, stop and smell the roses and have time for yourself. Life is always go, go, go, go! We need to take a time out sometimes.
I feel like that too often, we forget to give ourselves a much-needed break.
This is such a great tip, especially for those looking to practice mindfulness. Since I work from home, I often take a moment to go outside and gaze as the beauty of nature.
That is a great practice, Atiza.
I love the idea of taking a moment here and there to pause..
I feel like any time I have a free moment, it is about work, cleaning, getting things done. I will definitely have to think about this next time I have some spare time!
I used to be like that Marysa, then, I realized, I must pause from time to time in order to be more productive.
I definitely am thankful for this reminder to stop and pause. My life used to be so busy before I moved and now I am truly thankful for the moments of pause. I had to do that today when I made myself go out and do something I love to do. This is definitely very important, thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Ariel!
This is such a great reminder. I always have a hard time with taking a rest and pausing. Absolutely beautiful.
Thank you, Jessica.
Perfect reminder for the day! There is a difference in being busy and being fruitful.
I agree with you Amanda, thanks for commenting.
I needed to read this. Lately I haven’t been pausing, just been gogogo and I have felt the effects. Thank you for the reminder.
Thank you, Jessica, for reading.
Thank you for this post. I sometimes forget to just pause and rest. Thank you for reminding me that I need to do this more for myself.
Please do so, Yocana!
It is always important to pause even for a few seconds. Why? To admire our surroundings and look how beautiful nature is.
Taking a pause is so very important… It helps us to recharcge, focus and appreciate the world around us 🙂
I agree with you, Shell.
So true! I love to pause for few minutes to recharge or even to reflect on something. Thanks for the reminder.
Thank you for reading and commenting, Alice.
It IS so important to take a moment to just breathe and take a moment for ourselves! It is vital for our health!
I agree with you, Jennifer.
Pausing and just stepping back to take a breath is SO important! Especially for a woman like you! You’re a mother and a nurse! That alone is so busy and demanding! I applaud you!
Thank you Tonya, whenever I am overworked or tired, it’s imperative that I take a step back, to breathe, and relax.
This is such an important thing to remember. It’s so easy to get swept up in life and forget to take a second to actually appreciate everything in it! This is a great post. 🙂
Thank you, Candice.
This is such a great reminder, being a new mom I often tend to forget to take a break and just breathe! I DEFINITELY need to pause and relax even if its just for a few mins a day!
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Kusum, as a new mom, you might find yourself overwhelmed, please do so, and know you can do it.
This is such a good idea and reminder to just take a minute and concentrate on life and thankfulness. I need to do it more often.
Agree, Jamie, take a pause, reflect on our blessings and regain strength.
This is such a great reminder! Just taking the time to step back, breathe, and soak it in is something I can always improve! I am diligently working on this though.
Amanda, I always see life as a learning journey, where we have to keep improving ourselves.
This is great! I’m always reminding myself to slow down and take in the moment.
It is important Markie to do so, Markie.
Great reminder – thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Brandi!
Great post. I totally agree with you that it is important that you take a breather.
It’s crazy that breathing doesn’t actually come second nature, but I really do have to remind myself. My husband’s Apple watch does it for him, which is hilarious!
I am grateful for all those apps as well and I can’t live without my post it too.
Taking some time to appreciate the little things – that is something so important, and I try to ensure I do it everyday.. and consciously noting it down makes me remember to do it too
Great approach, Vidya!
This is well-written! I needed to read this right now. Thank you very much. I’m really stressed and I need to pause!
Take a moment to pause and reflect on all your previous blessings, and you will gather strength to move forward, Karla.
As a mom, one can get very busy but it’s so important to take time and unwind. My mom goes for a massage or has a home spa day which leaves her so refreshed.
That is awesome, Dalene!
Inspirational! Thank you! Pinned for other moms to enjoy!
Thank you, I appreciate!
oh yes agree.. we need to pause sometime so we could breathe,.. thanks for the reminders.. most of the time we forget to pause..
I never take time to stop, pause and take a breath – I really should!
I think you really should, Claire.
As a mom of three crazy boys, I love this! I’m always forgetting to take a second for myself to just breathe. It’s so important for us parents to be more mindful about taking care of our needs too!
So true, Angie!
Fantastic sentiment and maybe I should make this my word for 2019- Pause! I love this poem by William Henry Davies- Oh what is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare!
Aditi, I love it!
Several times in the day, I press my “pause” button. It does help a lot to relieve the stress. However, my only issue is that there are 3 other people who follow me around and immediately press the “start” button. Ugh.
I am the same way, Kristine!