I believe in the transformative power of stepping back from life.
The beauty of life slips right by me when I allow myself to be consumed with work. Although my job requires my focused input, I am conscious of the importance of time away. Breaks from work act as a balancing agent.
I am intentional about the breaks that I take from professional duties. It is important for that time to be free of distractions related to my job.
Turning off my cellphone is one of the most liberating things that I do for myself. It reminds me to take a breath and focus on the other great things that life has to offer. It is a form of mind and body renewal that is essential for longevity.
Even when I am at home, I sometimes get consumed by my regular daily routines. Taking a break from television and the internet is freeing.
When I sit in silence, I hear the myriad sounds of nature around me. I hear the busyness of other creatures and it is a delight to my ears. My curiosity about their daily lives results in a burst of endorphins.
Forgetting the hustle and bustle of normal life reminds me of what it feels like to breathe deeply. It restores my appreciation for deep and restful sleep.
Today, disconnection from daily life is a built-in remedy for staying connected with myself. I am robust on the inside because I dedicate time to keeping my mind renewed.
- What does my home life look like when I disconnect from my regular day-to-day activities?
- How do I know when it is time to reconnect and resume normal life?
- What do I do on my breaks from work that renew me?