OUR LIVES get so busy, but there is nothing wrong in giving ourselves permission to take a few minutes to stop and 'just be'.
Author Elizabeth Sam recommends that we 'make time every day to stop running, stop planning, stop multi-tasking, and be still. If five minutes a day is all you have, start with that.'
Stop right now. Do it! Take a deep breath and say, Self (put your name in here), I give you permission to stop what you're doing and be restful for 5 minutes. And, I release you from feeling guilty.
You'll notice a difference -- a sense of calm will start to settle. The stress and tension will melt. You'll feel balance returning. You might even notice that the birds are singing. Ahhhhhhh!
Now go and live beautifully...
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