Today’s BLOG is all about the learning how to STOP! We all have the habit of jumping in without first stopping to think, which can often end with us either beating ourselves up or other people ‘beating us up’. Sometimes it’s better to take a moment.
Here are some simple techniques which will help you do just that.
STOP and step back – don’t act immediately – pause.
Take a breath - notice your breath as you breathe in and out.
Take a deep breath and let it go.
Observe – what am I thinking and feeling? What are the words that my mind is saying? Is this fact or opinion? Are they descriptions or evaluations? Are they accurate or inaccurate? What unhelpful thinking habits am I using?
Observe all men, thyself most. Benjamin Franklin
Pull back – see the situation as an outside observer. What would a fly on the wall see? Is there another way of looking at this? What would someone else see and make of it? What advice would you give to someone else? What meaning am I giving this event for me to react in this way? How important is it right NOW, and how important will it be tomorrow or in 3 months time? Is my reaction in proportion to the actual event?
As you change your point of view, your views bring about a change in you. George Alexiou
Practice what works – Do what works for you, and what helps. Always play to your principles and values. Ask, what will be the consequence of my action? What is best for me and most helpful for the situation?
Choose your attitude.
Have a happy and healthy day.
With Love xxxx