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15 Minute Rest Challenge

Posted by Valerie Ling on August 31, 2020 at 11:45 PM

The challenge of a 15 minute pit stop

 

I gave out the challenge to a group of early career psychologists this week to do a 15 minute all stop each day. It was received with a little apprehension!

 

Why is that? What makes it so difficult for to just stop. Perhaps these buzzing thoughts come to mind

 

"That's being lazy"

"That's a waste of time"

"That's going to set me back"

"I wouldn't know what to do"

"What if I can't do it...."

 

Yet, if you take up this experiment you may find that you

 

�� Breathe slower and deeper

�� Look up and farther - giving your eyes a rest

�� Hear sounds you never noticed before

�� Induce feelings of pleasure, enjoyment and wonder

�� Provide your brain with a well deserved break

 

What other benefits are you aware of?

Will you take up the challenge this week and have a 15 minute all stop?

 

#mindfulness #rest #selfcare

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