#ThursdayThought – 20 Second Timeout

A few years ago, the NBA changed its rules and replaced the “20 second timeout” (which actually lasted about 60 seconds) with a more consistent timeout structure to benefit the pace of play and fan experience.

It was a good move on their part to replace it.

However, it may be a better move on our parts to implement it.

In our time-starved work cultures, for the time it takes to wash our hands properly, 20 seconds can be immensely beneficial in a myriad of ways.

Let’s consider the benefits to taking 20 seconds:

  • Time to breathe deeply and relax
  • Time to stretch and stand
  • A quick recollection of thought process
  • Necessary time to read an email in context (especially the body of the email)
  • Time to quell emotions before an email reply
  • The ability to ponder a difficult analysis
  • Shooting off a quick text to encourage someone
  • A chance to look over your goals or dreams and re-inspire your purpose
  • A harbor of time to pray or meditate
  • Being thankful for what you have

Imagine the impact on our attitudes, perspective, relationships and harmony of life if we implemented a “20 second timeout” in our daily routine.

It’s time we all can afford.

(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

About Paul LaRue

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Posted on September.16.2020, in #ThursdayThought, Leadership, Mental Health, Personal Development. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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