Just for this moment, unplug yourself from your norms. Take a load off. Take your shoes off. Peel your socks off! And feel the tension melt into your hot footsoak water.
As Anne Lamott says, “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” There are innumerable benefits derived from creating sacred space and time for renewal. Imagine an hour that’s tech-free: no phone calls, no texts, much less stimulation… Feel your heart rate dropping? Your nerves settling?
Make a date with a friend for next week: an hour-long visit with phones turned off. Then, after you’ve sat across from one another, catching up with laughter and eye-contact, move around to the same side of the table and hold hands for a few minutes. Just be with each other. You’ve just created your own beautiful stress-free zone.