The Power of Pause

13 Tips to Help You Become More by Doing Less

Woman lying in a field of flowers

We live in a world that urges us to admire and pursue everything that's faster, newer, bigger. But here's the disquieting truth: a life based on urgency, speed, and productivity demands a high price—both emotionally and spiritually.

Think about it. How often do you feel overwhelmed, only to add more to your "To-Do" list? Do you wish for an extra day in your week, an extra hour in each day? Have you ever been in a conversation, when it hits you: I'm not really here?

If so, it's time to learn to pause. It's time to learn the power of not-doing and give yourself permission to let your soul catch up with your body. Here are 13 ways to bring The Power of Pause into your life.

Adapted from The Power of Pause by Terry Hershey (Loyola Press).

Terry Hershey is the author of The Power of Pause (Loyola Press), an ordained minister, and a designer of sanctuary landscapes. He speaks on relationships, spirituality, and gardening.

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