Provided by the Department of State Health Services.
You know the cliché, “Take time to stop and smell the bluebonnets.” It turns out that there really is some wisdom in that saying.
A study from Rutgers University showed that slowing down and recognizing the beauty in the world around you can have a positive effect on overall happiness and satisfaction. Why is that?
Stopping to smell the figurative bluebonnets allows you to take a pause in the hectic to-do lists of life—to just be and appreciate the world around you while recognizing the value in the little things that make up your world. Those little things might be literal flowers, or they could be the smell of rain, the giggles of a little one, or even the aroma of a freshly brewed pot of coffee. No planning is needed for those momentary pauses of appreciation! Just stop and be in the moment.
You spend many hours rushing by the flowers around you to provide care for Texans in need. It’s ok to pause for yourself when opportunities present—no lights or sirens required.
Stay well, friends!