Appreciating The Little Moments This Summer…
Often we get caught up in the busyness that the whirlwind called life blows our way; this summer I have made a vow to myself to try and be more present (the operative word is try!). And in trying, I will be focusing on reading, creating, and sharing laughs with my kids. Because of this little promise I am making to myself and my family, I will be taking a break from my blog until September. I will be back in action this fall ready to share all the little unique experiences I have had with all of you!
Break the Script!
I challenge you this summer to feel yourself breath at least once each day, and take in the moment that sits right in front of you! Do something exciting! Break your autopilot routine and indulge in the power that each moment holds. In a recent article I wrote called You May Not Be As Productive As You Think, I revealed that research says it’s better for you to take these moments to rejuvenate!
Long hours at work increase your risk of heart disease by 40%, making it almost as dangerous as smoking, reports BBC Capital. Also, the extra hours at work aren’t likely to help you get more done. One British survey found workers were only productive for a little less than 3 hours in an 8-hour workday. It states that you’re better off taking time to do nothing, allowing your brain to enter a resting state called the default-mode network. That precious time gives us space to develop new ideas and make connections that would otherwise go unnoticed.
In closing, take some time to breathe, rejuvenate, break the script, and appreciate the little moments the summer hands you!