Taking a timeout is usually reserved for children after misbehaving, who often find themselves facing a wall in the corner of a room in order to regroup and think about what they did.
In that context it is a punishment, however, in this setting, it is a pleasurable retreat from busy activities we are usually engaged in.
In the dictionary it is referred to as a period of time when we stop what we are usually doing, and rest or do something else instead.
That is music to my ears, as I take a brief time out from writing papers in my graduate course, and regroup with you to say hello.
It is always important to take a break and give ourselves some breathing room. Ahhh….
That said, what have you been up to, and where is your favorite place to meditate or take a breather?
We just got back from vacation and followed many of the life prescription recommendations above. It’s always nice to get away from daily routines and reconnect with loved ones across the miles as well.
Spending time away can be a great way to get recharged.
Another way to get rejuvenated, whether at home or away is to follow the prescription laid out below. It may not be as exciting as an exotic vacation but certainly may inspire one!
- Find a quiet and peaceful place where you won’t be disturbed.
- Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.
- Breathe in good thoughts, soothing images, and peaceful outcomes.
- Breathe out tension, stress, anxiety and fear.
- Select a positive statement or series of statements such as, “I love my life,” “All is well,” or “Everything works out for my highest good.”
- Introduce those affirmations while you visualize a ball of light entering the top of your head and traveling down to the tips of your toes, spreading a healing energy throughout your body.
- Repeat this as many times as you need to clear away any unhelpful thoughts, or projections that cause an internal disturbance.
Candles and soft music are optional!
What helps you get revitalized?