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Daily Drop-in: Saturday 9 May
The power of hitting pause

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and it’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed.

You may even feel bored or hopeless, as if you’re not in control of your own life.

Whatever you’re feeling, taking a break - or pausing - throughout the day can prevent stress or negative thoughts from building up.

So, at any given moment:

  • stop what you’re doing
  • look out of a window
  • let your shoulders drop
  • stretch
  • allow your mind to calm down

Making this a habit can help to ease your mind during this challenging time.

Quote of the day

It's a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life. -- Paulo Coelho

A bedtime workout for better sleep

If you have insomnia or you're not getting the kind of sleep that leaves you feeling rested and alert during the day, then it's time to take action.

In this bedtime workout routine, Pilates instructor Jessica Valant demonstrates a series of stretches you can do to relax and prepare for a good night's sleep.

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