What’s In A Minute?

Written by the COE Wellness Committee

60 Seconds of Ease, Joy, and Love

Don’t have time? Do you have one minute to spare for yourself or to be there for someone you care for? In the beginning, one minute might seem not enough to change anything. You can’t move mountains in a minute, but consider what might happen if you devoted one minute to something every day…

Perhaps, you can take a leap of faith, moving away from something you want to let go of and towards where you want to land. The yoga pose, Hanumanasana, is based on the Indian epic, the Ramayana where Hanuman, the monkey god, devotes himself to a journey across the ocean to leap from mountain top to mountain top to help his friend Rama rescue his wife Sita.

Faith helps us endure and find courage through love. This Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, for Christian faith believers, it is a 40-day period of reflection and preparation. Spiritual discipline can take many forms and is one of the dimensions of wellness that involves “finding purpose, value, and meaning in your life with or without organized religion.”

Perhaps one minute a day can help change your habits for good. What might a minute look like:

Create good habits

  • Big bear stretches
  • Tidy up your desk area
  • Practice a one-minute mindfulness meditation
  • Take a breath of fresh air
  • Send a friend a quick text

What motivates you

  • Maintaining good health
  • Peace of mind
  • Need to destress
  • Want some natural Vitamin D
  • Send love – receive love

Undo bad habits

  • Not responding to your body’s needs
  • Procrastination
  • Can’t find balance
  • Staying indoors from 9-5
  • Worrying
COE Wellness Committee:

This Committee is comprised of staff from diverse departments and roles, both Certificated and Classified, working at all levels and in diverse sites. Ideally, participants self-select or are recruited by Wellness Committee peers out of desire and willingness to devote time and attention to the Committee’s work and to serve as ambassadors for the Wellness initiative.