Submitted by:  PeaceHealth

Is your to-do list taking over your life? If you could use some help finding balance and saving your sanity, consider joining PeaceHealth’s Facebook Live event: “Beyond Busy: 3 Easy Ways to Find Peace of Mind.”

On Thursday, Dec. 7, from noon to 12:30 p.m., Susie Griffin, a PeaceHealth wellness coach and massage therapist, will share information about how the body hides and holds stress, tips for taking a moment to pause, and ways to give the brain a break.

According to Griffin, there are many reasons folks often find themselves buried under an ever-growing list of things to do. Many people like to be busy — they don’t know any other way, while others simply don’t know how to say ‘no.’ It’s a situation that can have negative impacts on a person’s health and well-being.

“There is more to this than being resistant, resentful and reactive from feeling overwhelmed,” she explained. “It’s having the awareness of your health capacity, and being willing to ask for alternatives.”

While it can sometimes be difficult, learning to pause and take a step back is important because it offers the chance to focus on the body, mind and spirit.

“It gives us room to feel, think and breathe more efficiently because we are occupying the space that would have been filled with doing something outside of ourselves,” Griffin said. “Having this consistent practice of being still, taking a time out, or stopping increases our awareness of what is going on in our internal and external environments.”

For more information about how to tap in to PeaceHealth’s Facebook Live “Beyond Busy,” event on Thursday, Dec. 7, visit www.peacehealth.org/beyond-busy.

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