Our last episode in the Wellness Angel Channel is about the power of pausing. Whenever I go solo in the episodes, I look for reliable sources about the topic and share my insights about them. I cited works from the Harvard Business Review and the US Veterans Affairs.
I also mentioned relational pauses, which are beneficial. You see, taking a break from the relationship does not mean breaking up. From my experience as an OFW, I realized that I say "I love you" more to my husband then. The distance helped our hearts grow fonder.
Find time to be away from one another for a while then seek out each other to rekindle the love more. It allows us to keep our sense of self and not lose our own identities.
Pauses are a big deal for me. I am a typical workaholic. Oftentimes, I work in the morning, take a power nap, and once I get into the zone, I work my way through the evening. There are so many things happening and the turn around time is so short that I forget to take breathers. I did suffer the consequence of not pausing enough, which took a toll on my mental health.
Why are pauses beneficial? Let me share the wonders it does for the body, mind, and soul.
*For the Body
It boosts awareness towards healthier choices.
Maintains interest for better work quality.
Decreases the risk of injuries.
*For the Mind
Helps us live life more.
Experience more moments and focus on the present.
*For the Soul
Allows us find the balance between active and inactive
Lets us to be more in tune with our faith and the whispers of our hearts.
To enjoy these benefits of pauses, here are my personal tips for doing pauses:
For the body, I encourage everyone to know their body well and be BFFs with their own body. Conduct a full-body scan. Start at the crown of your head and work your way down all the way to the tips of your toes.
For the mind, practice mindfulness. One way to do this is to make your own mind gym. How? by setting our alarms. For example, once we hear our alarms go off after an hour of work, it’s time to take a short break. Use it as a way to appreciate your surroundings. Look out the window and watch the clouds. It helps clear the mind and focus better.
For the soul, do some meditation. Praying and worship is also a way to pause. Reading inspirational books could help us pause for a moment in life and think deeper.
Remember to pause as much as you need. Recharge and re-calibrate to be whole again for you and other people.
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