Looking for a simple technique to help you thrive, not just survive, in the moments that matter? Try the S.T.O.P. method. When you're feeling stress:
Stop - Whatever you're doing, take a time-out, and pause.
Take a breath - Breathe in slowly through the nose, and exhale even more slowly, controlling the breath with your diaphragm.
Observe - Notice your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and physical reactions.Proceed
- Go about your business, not mindlessly, but mindfully. Select a course of action that has the greatest impact.