Wouldn’t it be nice for life to be less hectic – calm and relaxed the way it is on holiday?
One of the dangers of letting life become a bit of a treadmill when it’s all rush, rush, rush, is that you can lose your perspective and a healthy balance in your life. It’s very easy, when you’re in that "rush, rush" mindset, to make poor decisions, to be short-sighted and to get things out of proportion.
And physically, your body becomes tuned into that frantic mindset and that’s when you begin to feel tense and your breathing gets faster and shallower. It’s not always easy to find time and energy to eat well and exercise and of course, RELAX. But can you afford not to?
Too tense for too long can affect your health, and it can compromise your immune system, leading to colds and niggling health conditions.
I recommend you STOP, just for five minutes, a few times a day.
Give yourself a mini-break at least 3 times a day and you'll find you've got time and space
to think, to recover your energy, and to let go of the rush, rush, rush mentality. It’s one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself.
Stopping and doing nothing allows you to reconnect to yourself, it gives you perspective and it gives your heart, lungs and nervous system a rest. Just stop doing and stop
thinking and spend only a little time just BEING.
If you’re constantly thinking of the next thing to be done, you lose your connection with what’s happening NOW in your life. And NOW is the only moment you have to live (I know
that’s so self-evident, patronising and twee, but it’s also true and actually very difficult to do).
I’d definitely recommend that you:
stop the world and get off – if only just for a few minutes, a few times every day.
And if you're find that you just can't stop and relax, even for a few minutes, then I'd suggest you get some help. Perhaps a facial, a massage, or a relaxing Reflexology or Indian Head Massage treatment.