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"If the mountain seems too big today then climb a hill instead". Today we are going to acknowledge that is it ok to give ourselves a break from time to time.

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Today’s Poem is by Laura Ding-Edwards:

If the mountain seems too big today then climb a hill instead;

If morning brings you sadness it's okay to stay in bed.

If the day ahead feels heavy and your plans feel like a curse,

There's no shame in rearranging, don't make yourself feel worse.

If a shower stings like needles and a bath feels like you'll drown;

If you haven't washed your hair for days, don't throw away your crown!

A day is not a lifetime.

A rest is not defeat.

Don't think of it as failure, Just a quiet, kind retreat.

It's okay to take a moment

From an anxious, fractured mind.

The world will not stop turning

While you get realigned!

The mountain will still be there

When you want to try again

You can climb it in your own time, Just love yourself till then!

Laura Ding-Edwards

Wishing you a happy Friday. Berit


LivingUpwards Podcast
The best way to ensure a thriving ageing life is to look after yourself now. If you look after your mental and physical well being now, and create some healthy habits you are setting yourself up for not only longevity but also a mental healthy life. Taking breaks is a great habit and I have come up with the idea, that one way I can help people age well is by offering them the opportunity to pause regularly no matter their age. I am posting The Pause for Life recordings on a regular basis on social media and will also leave audio copies here on my sub stack.
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Berit Lewis