Teachers don’t like waiting. When your to-do list is as long as both arms put together, a delay in action is more than just frustrating: it’s mentally and emotionally distressing.
But, according to Jo Steer, a leader of wellbeing strategies, while we might not always like these moments of pause, we absolutely need them.
In the same way that we need water, food, sleep or air, our minds need that experience of non-doing. Waiting allows you to recharge, it allows you to accept and manage your thoughts and feelings. It allows your to find peace and happiness in ordinary day-to-day life.
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