We all seem to be coming out of the micro trauma of lockdown in a very individual way and with Christmas approaching, emotions seem to be high and anxiety is peaking.
One of my favourite strategies, is just to simply, stop. No matter how stressful and busy your day is, willingingly and consciously, just.....stop. Even 30 seconds, can be enough to rebalance and freshen your focus. Hug your dog, really enjoy your coffee, drive a little slower, smell the flowers.
On my way to work this morning, I stopped to appreciate these beautiful sunflowers at the markets. I was running late, (I'm always late!) but taking just a few seconds to stop and take in these stunning flowers, was enough to for me to change my perspective and rebalance a little.
There's never been a more essential time to be kind to yourself.