A Pause That Refreshes — Do It Today

Precious time quote
Pause for YOU.

When you pause in the midst of your busy day, you give yourself a gift.

It’s that simple and that dependable.

So, pause right now and take three deep breaths.

Don’t keep reading. Actually do it.

You’ve just given yourself a small message that you are important and that being in your moment, right now, is of value.

Pause for self-care.

But finding time for yourself and for self-care, while vital to your well-being, is one of the most often-neglected tasks you have.

I’ve written about this many times in the past and I’ll do so many times in the months and years to come, too. That’s how important it is to pause and refresh yourself.

Why pause?

Self-care is the foundation on which everything else you do is built.  It is at once grounding and revitalizing.

The quality of each of your moments depends on how you care for your body, your mind, and your spirit.  Every part of your being affects the perspective and energy that you bring to your life. In turn, your energy and perspective affect your choices and your actions. 

So, it’s a circle that begins and ends with self-care.

Walk around the lake…

One of my favorite quotations about the fundamental value of pausing and paying attention to your self-care comes from the poet Wallace Stevens:

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

When you choose to “walk around the lake” you’re giving yourself the space to settle into your moment and access your truth.  This is not a luxury or an indulgence. I see it as a primary personal responsibility. Nurturing and refreshing yourself — mind, body, and spirit — is one of the tasks of living.  Finding the time to do that is an important priority that often requires a good bit of self-discipline to fulfill.

So, how often do you pause and take a walk around the lake? 

How will you make more time for yourself to do this? 

I’d love to hear how you work on this in your life.

Here’s more help for you…

Time is pure potential.

You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.  That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices. 

If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!

There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

Let’s explore time together …

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