Today, more than ever we all need to take a moment to breathe and center ourselves. Remember you cannot save anyone else if you cannot get yourself into the lifeboat.
So when the news is rapid-firing and stressors of daily life start piling up -just step back and take a deep breath. Choose to get off the conveyor belt of hustle and bustle, ignore the drama, and calm down. It only takes 15 minutes to reboot your cortisol levels and replenish endorphins.
So start today practicing your self-imposed self-time-outs. Take that walk around the block, turn on that favorite song, stare at an animal or beauty of nature, pour that luxurious bath, even people watch- just switch it all off. And when you can, seek longer periods where you fill yourself up with relaxing activities.
You will thank yourself later, and so will those you love.