Why It's Healthy To STOP
In this go-go-go lifestyle of the modern world, it's all too easy to get caught up with being productive 24/7.
People are always asking, or you may be constantly asking yourself, "What did you do today?" Or, "What results did you produce today?"
And it's all too easy to want to prove to yourself or another what you accomplished each day.
But what if your accomplishment isn't visible?
What if what you accomplished today was obtaining a deep peace and state of relaxation to support your well-being?
Yes, relaxation IS productive!
Taking time out of your crazy, busy life to STOP is one of the best, most productive things you can do for yourself.
This could look like sitting still and literally just breathing for 15 minutes or an hour.
This could look like stopping what you're doing and calling someone to cry and admit you're spinning in circles with no end in sight.
Or it could look like putting your phone on Do Not Disturb and lying down in the sunshine, refusing to take calls or check emails for 1 hour.
I know, you're telling yourself, "Yeah right, I can't do that... I'll miss an important call or potential client... I'm being selfish if I do that... I won't be there for my kids...." etc etc etc...
But here's the deal:
If you don't stop, you won't have the perspective you need to continue your day with vigor.
If you don't stop, you will likely keep doing the same 'ol same 'ol, feeling unmotivated and disheartened.
If you don't stop, something will eventually give, whether it be you body or your mind.
So you see, stopping can provide an essential contribution to your well being - physically and mentally - and can be the missing element in your overall happiness, joy and fulfillment in your life.
So go ahead and STOP.
You have permission to simply BE for the next hour.
Be with your breath, your heartbeat, and all the sensations around you just as they are.
It's all perfect.