Wednesday, October 30, 2013


“The term downtime is used to refer to periods when a system is unavailable. Downtime or outage duration refers to a period of time that a system fails to provide or perform its primary function.” 
The term is commonly applied to networks and servers.” - Wikipedia

Here’s how screwed up we are on this one:

Meditators work at going to a place of ‘downtime’ – allowing the human system to switch to another track…

And kids?  Well, it’s no trouble at all for them.

And yet we scold them and tell them to “stop wasting time…”

Recent studies have shown that downtime is in fact essential to mental processes – an opportunity for the brain to sort and make sense of information and to allow us to resolve internal conflicts and tensions. 


An opportunity to experiment with some fun

Creative people and athletes know the value of down time – shouldn’t you? 

Throw away that bullying voice that says: “Don’t just sit there – do something!”- and tune into your natural wisdom!  Applaud yourself for doing what comes naturally!


+Everything that has an ‘on’ switch also needs an ‘off’ switch – otherwise    the ‘machine’ burns out!

+Give yourself permission to shut down!                                                       

+Label downtime as ‘good’ instead of ‘bad’!

+If you give yourself permission to take downtime you will automatically turn back on when your system is recharged!

+You will not get stuck in space!  Stuck comes from fighting against ourselves.

+Trust yourself!

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