Pressing Pause in a busy day is necessary. Pause can have several meanings…..that’s the beauty of language. Pressing Pause in a busy day has become something that I really look forward to.
Noun: pause; plural noun: pauses
1. a temporary stop in action or speech.
Synonyms…. but really my personal definitions of PAUSE.
Stop- Drop everything. I remember one day I had a clean perfectly folded stack of laundry and I purposely dropped it (it landed perfectly!!) and just took a needed breather. It was just one of those emergency freeing moments.
Cessation- Deciding it is good enough. It may not be perfect but it can still be checked off the list! Sometimes you just need to let that Pinterest Perfect Picture go and know that it is good enough.
Break- Treating yourself. It the world of seeking out clean products I have made several “treat myself” recipes that include CHOCOLATE! Thank you again ENJOY LIFE Chocolate Foods Company!!! I HEART you!!!!
Halt- Halt that’s an order! If you have multiple people living in your household that can take “orders” they may be excited to help! I am guilty of wanting things done a certain way…. you know it’s done correctly if you do it yourself. You may be surprised how well your little ones can help. Halt means- dish out orders..but nicely 🙂
Interruption- A travel in time for 15 minutes. Interrupt yourself for a few minutes. Step outside and get some sun and soak it up. Go for a walk around the block…just because. Do something you wouldn’t normally do.
Breathing Space- A place of your own. Make one- find one… it’s there somewhere. This could also be called a hiding spot :). Closet, car, front porch… a place that you have proclaimed as your space even if just for a breather.
Hiatus- I love this one! Take a Hiatus- I will be back in 15 minutes, a day or a week. I was overwhelmed and took a hiatus from lunchboxes for a week. Surprisingly and not so surprisingly my little ones took this challenge happily! I did inspect their boxes without them knowing and I was so proud seeing healthy choices…. well except for a little added treat that I do not normally put in. But.. they earned it!
One AMAZING book that helps direct me in my busy weeks is Pressing Pause by: Karen Ehman & Ruth Schwenk. It is short, sweet and too the point. Just what I need! I HIGHLY recommend it!
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