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I want you to take a moment to close your eyes and ask yourself: When was the last time you really rested your eyes and minds for five minutes without any pressure? When was the last time you truly paused? For many of us, the answer is, ‘it has been too long ago’. We shrug saying that we are too busy and that there is too little time. That there is no time to stop.

But let’s look at this from a different perspective. In music, speaking, and dancing, a pause speaks volume. Can you imagine how it would feel if you were listening and watching someone sing, speak or dance without a pause? Just the thought itself is exhausting, yet we can see what we’re doing to our lives. By not giving ourselves any space to pause, not only are we exhausting ourselves and others out, but we may also be decreasing our productivity, effectiveness, and thoughtfulness.

The moment you think you cannot afford it, press pause. Take some time thinking about that response before sending that email. Be intentional about your breaks and walks to give your head a mental break from your hectic routine. Smelling that rose today won’t delay your trip exploring that mystic jungle of life of yours. Pause for a bit so that you can rise tomorrow.

P.S. I’m taking a bit of break myself as I write this letter. I’m on my long overdue vacation and will be back in DC early September. Have a great week!”

With love,

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

About the Author

Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang, Founder, and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and Author of Rethink Creativity is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She helps companies rethink culture, leadership, and team development by making creativity practical and relatable regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

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