Rachel O'Meara on The Power of the Pause in a Fast-Paced World
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Ever noticed how we can be cruising along the surface, achieving our goals, and everything seems fine on paper, yet there's an underlying feeling of disquiet? We have all been there. Always focused on what's coming next or ruminating over missed opportunities, all the while neglecting the beauty of the present moment. It's a pattern that can lead to anxiety and burnout.
In an eye-opening conversation on the Living with Sunny podcast with the incredible Rachel O'Meara, a renowned transformation coach and author, we dig into the topic of being "always on" and how it's not a sustainable path for our wellbeing.
O'Meara beautifully highlights the gift of being fully present in the moment – a treasure we often forget to unwrap. We must remember that the world will continue to go about its work, but we need to "pause" to take care of ourselves.
Pausing doesn't mean stopping completely; it's an active decision to interrupt the whirlwind. When frustration or the feeling of being overwhelmed creeps in, that's your cue to pause. Take a deep breath. Remind yourself that life's rhythm isn't all about hustling.
O'Meara suggests looking at the word "pause," as more than just a break. Instead, look at it as an active choice to halt the frantic pace of life. The beauty of the pause lies in its ability to rejuvenate. It's about giving ourselves permission to step back, nourish our mental wellbeing, and recharge. By doing this, we're not just helping ourselves but also creating a positive impact on those around us.