The Being & The Doing EPISODE 3
The Most Important Well-being Habit
Busy busy busy is the 21st century mantra. It seems like if you aren’t busy these days, there must be something wrong, or unproductive or downright lazy about you.
The truth is that learning how to slow down for a few moments and take a productive pause can be a game-changer in your life. In this episode Laurel shares why pausing is the most important well-being habit to build and how to get started.
HIGHLIGHTS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
- the end of absence 3:08
- the cost of not pausing 4:52
- 4 things that happen when you pause 8:44
- how to begin 15:07
- this episode’s homework 17:38
Here’s the link to the page for your Being & Doing homework. It includes a little guide with some ideas about making time for both action and awareness. Download it HERE. When you grab it you will also get my weekly tips about living life the mindful way.
Here’s a blog about why pausing is essential to well-being.
The book I mentioned was The End of Absence by Michael Harris. Definitely a good read about the digital world and how to have a healthier relationship with technology.
Want to begin to create a habit of pausing? With the best of intentions sometimes its hard to do it all on your own. I’d love to help you so please check out The Power of Pause.
THIS EPISODE’S HOMEWORK
Something to think about:
If I paused for a moment, what would happen?
Your answer will likely reveal one of two things: the benefits you could enjoy from pausing, or the degree to which busyness has control over you.
Something to try:
Add a pause to something that is already a habit:
Before you eat
When you get in the car
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CREDITS: The Being & The Doing podcast is produced by Neela Bell. Voiceovers by Jason Harris. Music is Good Morning Sunshine by Yoav Alyagon and Firefly by Scott Buckley.