It takes a break (down) of sorts to put everything in perspective. Feeling overdone and just done with everything is in itself a gift. In stopping and not able to work at all, I spent the time learning, breathing, and contemplating. I watched a few videos on abundance and expressing gratitude. I read a little more about how the mind works. And I came across a two new gratitude exercisess to try: The 10-3-5 practice and the 21 day gratitude challenge.
The 10-3-5 gratitude practice:
At the beginning of each day do these three things:
1. List 10 things you are thankful for
2. Send love to 3 people you have issues with
3. Spend 5 minutes in silence
The 21 day gratitude challenge:
Every day list 3 NEW things you are grateful for and continue this for 21 days. This makes quite the list. Having to come up with new things to be grateful for can be challenging at first but it helps expand your mind.
As for stopping to figure out life....stopping doesn't mean failure. Feeling burnt out doesn't mean failure. There is clarity in the breaks of life. I danced out my frustrations and I learned something new in a few days of total nothingness. My new job had some issues getting the login information out so I didnt start when I thought I was. This was a gift so I could take a break and get other stuff done before jumping back into work. I am grateful for this break and I've been more productive now that my head is clear and I have a new sense of direction. Take care of yourselves and don't give yourself a hard time if you need to stop and have some fun. Just breathe for breath is the most precious gift there is.
In gratitude, Elizabeth
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