Stop. Breathe. Progress. You will be alright.

Written by
Chetana Kestikar

We often get so busy with our lives, that we forget to stop & smell the roses. We forget to take a moment to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings. Always engrossed in work, even if we do get a moment, most of us (me included) spend it scrolling down the phones with cracking fingers. Humans need constant reminding & motivation if they want to improve their lives.

So here's one important reminder to anyone who needs it:

Take a break.

It helps.

The other day, I was wondering about my next landing page idea, when I thought why not think of an idea to motivate my fellow humans, which would be free. Hopefully, someone will be generous enough to create a campaign of my imagination, for the welfare of the community. So, here's what I think. When someone suggests take a break, our minds automatically shift to having a long vacation, which is nice but not always possible. Instead, why not build a habit of getting this break everyday? Explore your local parks & trails. If not for much, maybe for an hour. Nothing too adventurous, maybe just a quiet walk for a while will help clear the clutter in your minds.

It won't help move mountains really, but the results would be something similar to that effect -

A calm mind, that is ready to take on the next day in your calendar.

Notes

My idea would be create a community to help motivate this habit. The app or website could help people find out more about their neighborhoods. Outdoor walking events could be planned with friends or members in the community, if you don't want to be outdoors alone. Provide a goodie bag to the people who sign up. The scope here can be widened anyhow you want, keeping in mind the security and safety of the members of course.