I wanted to share a tip to help you the next time you’re feeling super stressed, overwhelmed or even if you just need a break.
First, people talk a lot about how being more mindful is all about feeling more “grounded” or centered. And let’s face it, it’s a lot easier to feel that way when you’re already calm or in a no-stress zone.
BUT when you’re in the middle of a stressful situation or you’re overthinking or “in your head” … it can be really hard to shift back to feeling centered.
You can end up making decisions that you wouldn’t otherwise (example: stress eating, grabbing that extra glass of wine, staying up late watching Netflix, etc).
The good news is that there’s a quick tip that can help shift your perspective fast:
Shift into observer mode. Pretend that you’re standing above what’s going on and are watching it like it’s a show on TV.
Except that in addition to watching what’s happening, you also can see and hear your thoughts – and you’re aware of any sensations in your body.
When you’re observing what’s happening from outside – as a bystander – it can give you a different perspective and help reduce the feeling of urgency.
It helps you notice your thoughts versus being caught up in them.
This is a powerful strategy that can help shift you out of a stressful situation fast.
Because when you’re less stressed, you’re back in the driver’s seat.
You’ll also be more likely to make decisions that move you closer to your goals … instead of away from them.
Give this a try and let me know if it’s helpful - I have a feeling it will :-)
You can find this tip and more in the Refire Your Mind Workbook. Did you get your copy from last week’s blog? If not, head over here!
Will you give this a try?!