Three simple steps towards a more balanced New Year: 1

The first step seems the most evident: Each day set aside at least 5 – 10 minutes just for yourself, to do nothing.

As I have written before, finding quiet time isn’t a luxury; it’s essential for protecting your health.

So sometime each day just sit in silence. Go somewhere where you don’t feel pressured to do anything. There is no need to make it complicated, or to think of it as a sacred ritual.  Maybe just sit with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning, before the work day starts. Become aware of your breathing. Become relaxed in the stillness. When your mind wanders,  just come back to the awareness of your breathing. Let go of doing for a few minutes. Be good to yourself.

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