Well, I’m here to tell you, give yourself a break. Yes, seriously! Permission granted. Go curl up and read that book, sip that perfect cup of coffee, take a walk or better yet...get that nap in! When your family members ask what you’re doing, you can blame me for it. I’ll happily take it on because I want this for you.
The thing is, it’s important to just stop sometimes.
So tell me this, what would you do if you could take a break? Even just an extra 15 minutes? Next week I’ll show you how it’s possible.
What do I do? Well my biggest break of the year is here -- Happy Ramadan! This is the most spiritual time for Muslims around the world. There is no eating/drinking from sunrise to sunset. And it’s a time to just get away from the frantic-ness of life. To….slow….down….
I clear my calendar in Ramadan and take things super easy because, yeah….you get worn out when you don’t eat for 18 hours. However, I find another energy comes from the increased reflection and being present. Plus, I’m not running around in 10 different directions. I wouldn’t do this otherwise so I am very grateful for this mandatory break.
For now, you've been given notice -- Give yourself a break.
To A Life Beyond Measure,
The Life Engineer
p.s. Know someone who needs a break? Feel free to put them on notice too. New people are welcome to join anytime and can sign up for practical tips and lovely inspirations here.