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July 6, 2020 Press Pause Week 1

Updated: Jul 12, 2020

Anytime throughout your day, or when you are feeling stressed or anxious

or overwhelmed or before reacting to something, or even waiting for

something, e.g., in line, the microwave, crossing the street…

Press Pause

Then, follow a breath in, and follow a breath out.

Do this for as long as you need: 1-3 breaths or 1-5 minutes, or more!

If you get distracted with a thought, think of the thought like a cloud

in the sky and let it gently go by,and focus again on following your breath.


Try it out one or more days during the week, see what you think, how you feel,

and comment and share your experience. Was it easy? Was it difficult?

Did you find it helpful? Can you try to incorporate it into your life?

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This is a great reminder that I don't have to stop everything and carve out big chunks of time for being mindful. I can simply PAUSE in the moment and follow my breath in and out. I did it this morning while I was waiting for my tea to steep. I felt so relaxed and ready to think clearly. Thank you Mary!

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Mary Brown
Mary Brown
Jul 07, 2020

Yesterday was a busier day than I expected, back to back meetings. I purposely stopped a few times throughout the day to check-in with how I was feeling. One particular time, when I got a break in the morning, I sat in my chair, closed my eyes, and just focused on my breath coming in and out. I found I was able to focus and think clearer on my next task.

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