Ready. Set. Pause . . .

Your TV remote has pause, stop, and mute.

Does your life?

If it doesn’t, capacity will wane, joy will evaporate, and mental health issues will surface and multiply.

A New Way of Doing Life

Chaos is constant and demands dominate our days.

Carving out time for quiet, even simply five minutes, is a chosen endeavor reserved for the wise and the determined.

If you want to fan the flame of sanity, of margin, of breathing use these quotes to spur you on to a new place and a new way of doing life.

Quotes to Inspire Rest

Don’t curse an empty cup. Fill it.

Brenda Jank


Time is precious and priceless.
The bad news: Time flies.
The good news:  You’re the pilot!
Michael Altshuler


There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.
Alan Cohen


When he worked, he really worked.
But when he played, he really PLAYED.
Dr. Seuss


Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions are searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.
Maya Angelou


When you burn a candle at both ends, you have nothing left to offer.
Brenda Jank


Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax. (Breathe! Take Five – outside.)
Bryant McGill


You can discover more about a person in an hour of play with than in a year of conversation.


Prioritize your deepest weariness.
Brenda Jank


All that is important comes in quietness and waiting.
Patrick Lindsay


At all times and in all ways keep rhythm on your radar.
Brenda Jank


Brenda Jank
Written by Brenda Jank, Founder of Run Hard. Rest Well, who equips teams to embrace a pace and passion for work and rest that is life-giving, transformative, and sustainable by championing rest, equipping leaders, and changing culture.


Get Help

If you or someone you know is experiencing signs of distress, please reach out to a mental health professional or get confidential, free support and text LOOKUP to 494949 or chat online here.

If you live in Indiana and need help finding a behavioral health provider, visit Find Help or call (800) 284-8439.

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