A Recipe for A STOP
- one day (or more as desired)
- a space of protected solitude (apartment, secluded pirate hideout, whatever)
- two healthy meals and healthy snack
- one decadent meal and shamelessly delicious dessert
- writing/reading materials
- two 30-minute meditation sessions
- one flow workout (tai chi, dance, yoga)
- optional: craft projects, recreational substances of your choice, meditation chime, yoga mat
- Arrange to have all clocks and timepieces in the space covered. Prepare to only use non-digital technology for the duration.
- Sleep until you wake up.
- Eat a healthy breakfast.
- Read for a bit. Or write for a bit. Whatever you feel like.
- Meditate for 30 minutes. Have your partner chime when the time is done.
- Write some more. Read some more.
- Do some crafts. Or explore the space. Or just sit there. Or have a tickle fight. IMPORTANT: try to avoid the urge to be productive.
- Eat your healthy lunch.
- Do more non-productive fun things.
- Do some yoga. Or tai chi. Or dance like a fool.
- Sit some more.
- Write some more.
- Snack when you feel like it.
- When you’re hungry eat the awesome dinner your partner has prepared.
- Enjoy dessert.
- Read some more. Write some more.
- Reflect on the fact that this day is just as long as any other.
- Go to bed when you’re tired.
WARNING: Prolonged use of STOP can lead to less tolerance for technological hobgobblins and may prove addictive. Use at your own risk. Offer not valid in some states. Some restrictions apply.