5 ways to take time out. 

Dear Stress,

Let’s break up.

Kind regards,

The Human Race

1. Claim ‘International read a book in bed Day’. 
The people in your life might fact-check you on this but each time your response needs to be, ‘it’s bedtime in the world somewhere. Let’s read.’

2. Pretend a pilot has asked you to remain seated with your seatbelt fastened. 
The best part of this game is that your phone needs to placed on airplane mode. Take as long as you need to get to the peaceful place you want to be – rules are rules.

3. Get lost. 

What is getting lost? We can treat it with stress or with delight. Time out can be the very curiousity of taking a street you’ve never seen or finding a cafe or meeting a stranger and having that chat that blows your mind.

4. Listen. Active and Alive. 

Time out doesn’t need to be a solo event. When your speaking with someone and you truly listen to their words you can take time out from your own looping thoughts. You don’t have the answers but you sure do have some questions. Take time out by giving time to someone else.

5. Finger tapping. 

Take a beat. Take a second. Use your thumb to tap your index fingertip. The best way to give yourself a break is to give your mind something else to do. Tap  with finger and thumb on both hands together or alternatively. Don’t get cross when you become out of sync. Just start again. After a while you will know how to tap out any kind of situation that’s holding you back from peace.

Aspire – be the change you want to see in your world.