Burnout to Balance & Beyond
One Complete Cycle of Breath
One Complete Cycle of Breath by Stephanie Klein
Complete a ‘One Complete Cycle of Breath’ practice with Hands on Chair before a meeting or spending time with someone today. As you complete one cycle of breath 1. Touch chair fabric, and 2. Remember your Highest Intention.
How does it feel to put your full attention on one breath?
How does this practice impact your state of mind and interactions?
Three Mindful Breaths
Three Mindful Breaths by Stephanie Klein
Before you start a new project or meeting, complete another ‘Three Mindful Breaths’ practice.
What impact do you notice when you stop and take three mindful breaths?
What ritual or situation can you use to remind yourself to take three mindful breaths daily?
Simply Stopping by Stephanie Klein
Try a ‘Minute to Arrive’ practice. When you start a new activity today, maybe a work meeting, maybe a meal, practice stopping and practicing one minute of silence to give yourself time to stop and become more present to this next activity.
What impact did stopping and practicing a minute of silence have on your next activity?
Short Body Scan
Short Body Scan by Stephanie Klein
Try a 3 Centers practice today. Choose a time during your day to take three breaths, each breath to ‘scan’ one area of the body. 1st breath, scan the head, representing thoughts. 2nd breath, scan the gut, representing “gut feelings.” 3rd breath, check in with the heart, representing values or intentions.
What information do you receive when checking in with your body?
Gratitude by Stephanie Klein
Write for 2 full minutes on each prompt below. Once you’ve finished, take a minute to reread what you wrote and reflect.
1. What I noticed from this week’s practice was …
2. Things that will help me stay focused on my practice next week are …
STOP by Stephanie Klein
Write for 2 full minutes on each prompt below.
1. After you took a ‘sacred pause’ by stopping and breathing, what emotions did you observe? Where were these emotions in your body?
2. What response did you create that would have the most positive outcome? How did envisioning this outcome shift your mood or emotions?