Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Take a Break

If you feel some stress turning into distress, take a break.
If you start judging someone or something, take a break.
If you feel some physical pain nagging at you, take a break.
If you are at a loss in handling a difficult situation, take a break.

Life is often too full to see what is right in front of you.
Life is often too busy to have time for yourself.
Life is frequently asking you to put your own needs aside.
Life is a place of distraction, delay and urgency.

Taking a break is simply and natural.
A nap for 20-30 minutes.
A walk soaking up fresh air and sunshine.
Write a thank you note to someone.
Read an inspiring quote and reflect on it.
Meditation for 15-30 minutes.
Sing a favorite song out loud.
Move and dance to music you love.
Say a prayer of gratitude and praise.
Do something creative-baking, painting, writing.
Watch or envision something that makes you laugh.
Just shift gears and do something totally different.
Do affirmations, written and spoken. “I am at Peace and all is well.”

Too often we get sick or have a problem to get rest or “take a break”.
Be proactive and learn to choose wisely and well for yourself.
You will think better, love better, create better and learn better.
Life works when you stop trying and simply let go and flow.

Loving you into taking several breaks this holiday season.
Betty Lue