Stop, and be still.

For 1 minute today, stop everything you are doing and be completely still. You can stand, sit or lie down. You can close your eyes or gaze at a single point in front of you. Try to relax and let everything around you (noises, distractions, your own thoughts, etc.) fade into the background.

Taking a “time out” like this can be like hitting a mental reset button. When we allow ourselves moments of true stillness and separation from the myriad of thoughts and tasks that rule our days, we can often emerge with mental clarity to focus on what is really important.