There are times when we need to get up, get things done, and move. And then there are times when we need to be still, listen, and slow down. I think our society tends to outwardly value the getting things done more under the guise of “productivity”. And we do need to work and get things done in order to provide for ourselves both physically and socially. Neither is the one, perfect solution. And neither is needed more than the other. What is needed is to somehow find the middle path or a bit of a balance between the two. In the midst of it all, pick a time to set a timer for 3-5 minutes, silence your phone, get quiet, and listen to your breath come and go. You just might be surprised how refreshing this can feel, and how restorative for your mental health it can be. Enjoy the season!