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Challenge Check-In {PAUSING}

Hello there, everyone! I wanted to check in with you and see how the challenge was going for you if you did indeed decide to join. It has been 13 days since we began practicing the pause, can you believe that?

I have noticed how strong my mind really is as I have implemented the practice of pausing, it requires so much discipline. Have you noticed the same?

With a baby it has been hard to press the inner pause button, but I a trying and I notice it really does help to naturally balance my mood without mental effort. I don’t get overwhelmed as much although it happens from time to time. I am more connected to my self when I pause which helps making decision making less of a process.

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My favorite part about having a practice is that it gives my mind a “container” that allows me to internally stop and take a breather. It is almost as if my mind has a place to “land” and allows me to just enjoy the moment for what it is.

Would you like to share your experience so far with implementing the practice of consciously pausing throughout your day? Has it made a difference? Please feel free to share and don’t worry if you don’t.

By the way, sometimes pausing doesn’t mean we have to sit completely still. I took the image of my breakfast in bed as part of Mel’s styling challenge and it occurred to me while photographing it I was pausing from all mental construction. What a feeling!

Myself, the dogs and Oskar are wishing you all a wonderful day!


  • June 21, 2015 - 8:46 am

    Pam - I always find it ironic how the things that are so good for us and so simple often feel the hardest to do. ‘Discipline’ really is the right word and the rewards for pausing are, as you describe, wonderful in allowing the mind a place to land. I find it really hard to not be self critical, judging myself when I react and don’t pause or feel my frantic mind whirling instead of slowing down. We’re about to leave on a month long trip to the States, so all the planning doesn’t help with the busy mind. I am setting an intention to try to find some peaceful spots in nature (big city parks as the case might be) to practice more pausing during the trip. Thank you for checking in Jocelyn. XReplyCancel

    • June 24, 2015 - 2:52 am

      Jocelyn - Hi Pam,

      Thank you for taking the time to pause and respond. I can relate to the self judgement part, my mind can take me down that road too. I wish you a wonderful time in the states, will you be coming to Arizona at all? Much love and respect, Jocelyn xReplyCancel

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