Pause, Breathe and Grow is a collection of thought-provoking prompts that encourage you to unplug from the world for a moment. These prompts gently steer you out of the fast lane, and help you take a detour from the endless highway we all too often find ourselves speeding down.
Moving so fast tends to mean travelling on autopilot, and struggling to process the blur of thoughts and images that rapidly fade into the distance. This book helps you to slow down and make sense of that blur by sharpening how you see your working methods and career goals.
Pause, Breathe and Grow is the perfect companion for anyone with a creative and inquisitive mind. Aimed at students, artists, designers, illustrators, coders, innovators, creative technologists, craft hobbyists and more, this guide provides a blueprint for changing the way we view our work and ourselves. These pages are for those at any stage of their career or life who want to think more clearly, enrich their creativity, enjoy their work more, become more resilient and achieve a greater sense of calm.
Written by designer and creative director Radim Malinic, the foundations of Pause, Breathe and Grow lay in making progress in realistic increments. Designed to be used alongside people’s work schedule, each page focuses on just one thing to achieve in a day. Containing enough prompts to enable readers to try a new exercise each day for 126 days (around four months), the book also includes spaces devoted to tracking moods and habits, and to jot down daily notes and reflections.
The prompts in the book aim to help avoid task overload and endless lists that never get fully ticked off. They offer new ideas for improving workflow, and more broadly, for helping find peace with the world. Through easy-to-follow advice on approaching tasks with clarity, thoughtfulness and creativity, this book helps untangle the mind from knots of seemingly impossible deadlines and unshakeable doubts.
Designed, printed and bound in London, Pause, Breathe and Grow is a certified climate-neutral print product manufactured using 100% offshore wind-generated electricity. Printed with vegetable oil based inks using paper made of material from well-managed, FSC®-certified forests and other controlled sources.