Taking Time Out

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“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.”
Steve Maraboli

Some days, it can be difficult to keep our minds from running into the future and stressing over unanswerable questions that cause anxiety and fear.

Most of us have struggled with this at one point or another and most of us know what it feels like to lie awake at night anticipating a scary new change or the uncertainty of what next week or next month will bring.

No matter what we are dealing with,‘time out’ is a vital moment for ourselves in times of stress, decision-making or upheaval to keep our sanity and well being.

We all have things we must get done. Life can be stressful and often these every day responsibilities blur together enough that they become truly overwhelming. It is especially important to allow ourselves a daily ‘time out’ when life gets stressful.

This ‘time out’ can take many different forms – it could be ten or fifteen minutes of peace to enjoy a cup of tea. It could be a glass of wine and a few pages of a favourite book in the evening. It could be a moment to simply close your eyes, sit quietly and breathe.

When we allow ourselves these moments of peace, we take a stand for our mental well being. We create a space where, regardless of what life is currently throwing at us, we are calm. present and strong.

‘If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
Amit Ray

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