To keep pace with the tempo of our action-packed city, we would think that we cannot afford to devote time to foster our well-being. In fact, even a little bit of time will help – as long as we do something we like doing, albeit for just 3 minutes and 30 seconds a day. It will nurture a habit of practising a “330 micro break” and will foster “positive psychology spirit”. We may also practise mindfulness in the process to focus on the present moment.
Some examples of “330 micro break”:
What are our favourites? A scoop of ice-cream? A music? A cup of tea or coffee? Let’s taste and experience our favourite activities and pleasant moments thoroughly with curiosity and all our sensations. Positive emotions will be cultivated in the process.
3-minute Mindfulness Breathing Space Exercise
“Breathe in…Breathe out…” We breathe naturally and automatically. We can make use of breathing, our innate ability, to practise a “330 micro break”. Focusing on the breathing process helps us bring our attention back to the present and let us be with ourselves. We will be more conscious of our present situation and be more aware of the importance of taking care of ourselves.
Time with our kids is always the most precious moment despite our packed schedule. We can make this precious moment even more pleasurable. Let us feel our kids and give them our wholehearted attention. This will enhance kids’ holistic development and nourish parent-child relationship.
“Joy shared with others are more enjoyed”. Our happiness will be amplified if we share joy with others with an attentive and earnest attitude. Spending time with our loved ones and sharing with them our pleasant and cherished experience is a good way to practise 330 micro break.