|I have a habit in our house where, instead of yelling STOP! when our little guys are doing something that could be dangerous, I yell PAUSE! I’m not really sure when it started, but some reason, the word stop seems to flow every-so-gently in one ear and out the other (anyone relate?!) 🙂 but the word pause actually causes them to cease their movement or action. It forces them to take a moment, assess their surroundings (danger: a car is coming!), be present to what is really going on around them, and act accordingly.
“Practicing the pause” has so many implications when it comes to LIFE, particularly a life of good health and fitness.