Do you know how to pause?
How often do you wake up with the best of intentions, ready to take on the day, your agenda already filled with the day’s goals, only to get derailed by one of life’s curve balls.
Maybe you got into a fight with your spouse, maybe you got a nasty phone call or maybe your toddler just wasn’t cooperating.
All of a sudden, you are filled with all these negative emotions and ready to toss aside whatever goals you had set for the day.
I’ve seen this happen numerous times.
Take dieting for example.
You start off with the best intentions the moment you step out of bed, but one indulgence of pastries or donuts completely during a morning board meeting completely derails your nutrition goals for the remainder of the day.
One not-so-healthy breakfast turns into a full day of bad food choices (and sometimes an entire weekend!), resulting in guilt, shame and the inevitable negative self-talk.
But there is a way to put an end to this negative thinking cycle and the bleeding of one bad moment into the rest of your day.
And that is, the Power to Pause.
When an unexpected event happens and you get caught up in its negativity, it is important to remember to just pause. Stop.
Stop whatever it is you are doing so you can change the energy.
All you need to do is to take a few deep breaths, regroup your thoughts, remember what you committed to for the day and why you committed to it and allow that positive, uplifting energy to settle back in your body, clearing out the negativity.
If you really want to harness the power of the pause, do this with your eyes close.
Here’s my weekly motivational video on the Power to Pause.
This video was inspired by a post my friend Heidi Kotler posted on her Instagram Feed. You can check out her amazing transformational journey towards health and fitness on IG under @heidi_kotler.
I hope you enjoy this video.
As always, I love hearing from you.
After you’ve watched this video let me know in what situation the power to pause has helped you or, in what situation your think you can apply the power to pause.
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