S-l-o-w-i-n-g D-o-w-n Is A Practice
I'm drinking green tea and eating trail mix after gifting myself a morning off.
I'm practising s - l - o - w - i - n - g d - o - w - n.
🏵 Saying "no" instead of "yes".
🌺 Taking time to "be" rather than "do".
☘ Feeling instead of thinking.
Time off is a practice for me because it doesn't come naturally. I wore hard-work, exhaustion and busy-ness as badges of honour. But stress = cortisol = weight gain.
To take ourselves out of stress, rest and relaxation are essential. It requires us to GIVE ourselves the PERMISSION to take time off/time out.
What are your favourite ways to take time out to relax?