Time to press pause.

Time to press pause?

The slight lull between the summer rush and the craziness of the Christmas season can be a good time to press pause for a little while. To rest, take stock, reassess and plan. To deeply exhale. To let anything you no longer need float out of your life with ease.

Letting go of things that no longer serves you is great as it makes space for good things to flow into your life. Like decluttering a cupboard, tidying up those loose ends of life can be cathartic and powerful. It can give an odd sense of satisfaction. 

Every year in my business, as the darker nights draw in I take out my business journal and figure out what is working well and what needs to be tweaked. I plan what I need to do next be it book myself onto a CPD course, or whether to add or drop a treatment or package. This tweaking strengthens my business and makes it more coherent.

If you’re not self-employed then you could do this for your home life, seeing if there’s anything you need to add in the coming year or anything that you’d like to let go of. If you like you can make a vision board or mood board or a board on pinterest with ideas of what you’d like.

Pausing for a while can help you figure out what you need to get (for who!) for Christmas. It can help you take stock of whether you need to go buy more Christmas cards or whether you’ve still got loads left from last year. Whether you’ve already got enough wrapping paper or whether you need to buy more of that.  

I definitely need to do this this year as last year we were convinced we didn’t own a Christmas tree so bought a new one, only to discover our old one wasn’t actually at the tip like we thought but lounging around in the loft, neglected and sad. 

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Taking a pause can be like climbing a steep hill then taking a moment to catch your breath before continuing your journey. It allows you to take a good look ahead and to figure out the path you wish to take. It can also allow you to look back for a while to see how far you’ve come. To look at the obstacles you’ve overcome and how much stronger you are now, a year on.

It can be good to re-gather strength as our lives are ever busier and we often feel like we have to be everything to everyone and this needs to stop.

By taking time to pause, we can reassess what is actually something that we need to do and what is something that someone else can do. It’s so easy for us to do everything because we know it will get done, but sometimes we need to hand back the reins to the other person and let them get on with it even if what they do isn’t to your high standard! 

Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper

I am a Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner and Writer from Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. I love writing about Health and Wellbeing, Mind Body Spirit and Reflexology. When I’m not at work, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm!

If you’d like to book a treatment please go to https://www.sarahcooper.co.uk/book

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