Belly Breath Pause
Take one deep, intentional breath. Work up to 10 breaths.
Digital Device Pause
Screen fatigue, anyone? Create a new recharge rule or ritual. No news after 6 p.m., maybe, or
only 15 minutes of social media a day.
Give yourself the gift to express yourself. We are all having a lot of feelings right now. Write
or journal. Dance. Name a feeling. Have a conversation. When we express ourselves, we honor how we feel as we connect with ourselves or others. The benefit is we feel recharged, more
alive, and more engaged afterward.
—Rachael O’Meara is the author of Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break (TarcherPerigee, 2017) and host of Pausecast, a podcast featuring interviews with experts on emotional intelligence and mindfulness. She earned an M.B.A. at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business in 2004 and has worked in sales and client services at Google for more than 10 years.