Slowing Down Your Pace
Sometimes a good break is all that is needed to rejuvenate the mind and restart your daily work cycle back up again. Even if you lead a diverse life with multiple activities, by not taking a break, you risk burning out! Activities are not a substitute for mind-rest; they just help prevent your life from turning dull.
But mind-rest is needed from time to time. This is when you just drop everything you’re doing (after work or school of course) and just relax and enjoy the moment, with absolutely no pressure. This doesn’t mean sparking up a J or pouring yourself a glass of wine.
It means just take a break and enjoy life in the present moment. Live as if you have no expectations. Don’t worry about what happens tomorrow. Close your eyes and just lay around the house or somewhere comfortable outdoors. Allow your thoughts to just be and your pace to slow down.
Your mind cannot endlessly go without breaks; that is why burnout is on the rise. People’s lives have become robotic: work, school, home and repeat. Even if there is excitement through various activities, that does not mean that your mind is resting. Resting means taking a break from everything that you normally do.
Allow your mind to talk to you. Listen carefully and you will catch on when it’s calling for a rest. But if you keep putting off its request, don’t be surprised if you find depression, anxiety of burnout knocking at your front door. Don’t wait till that moment because you may be in for a rude awakening!
Taking a break means: stop, drop and . . . slowing down your pace.
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