For me downtime is being engaged in an activity where I am so absorbed in what I am doing that normal thought is suspended. Evidence suggests that doing something that gets us into that state of flow has exponential benefits for our health, well-being, brain, emotional health, the list goes on. For me that can be getting lost in a book, playing piano, counted cross-stitch, being in the garden and getting my hands into earth!
Sit down and write a list of the things that you know take you to that place of downtime, when you are completely absorbed and focussed. Be intentional about engaging in one of your downtime activities every day starting now.
Affirmation: “Every day I am learning the importance creating space for downtime.”