Life is hectic, messy, busy. We are pulled in different directions. We are connected 24/7 to people via technology which means we are pinged, dinged, alerted and beeped at all day long.
Sometimes you just need a moment of quiet. Of calm. A mini retreat if you will.
So take it. Turn off your phone. Turn off the tv. Hide in the bathroom or your closet (the kids will be fine for a minute). Breathe. Be still. Relax. Let your mind go blank. Or don’t, heck it’s your personal time. But breathe.
Here’s a fun fact. Deep breathing affects your sympathetic nervous system, helping to calm down the body’s fight or flight response.
Aim to “check out” a few times a day. Standing in line at the grocery store. While picking up the kids at swim practice. These short mental breaks are beneficial for your health.
Now go run!