Shift the Story
When you experience stress in the moment, you have the opportunity to pause, tune in to what’s happening in your body, and shift how you respond mentally by choosing a more empowering narrative. The goal is to lengthen the amount of time between the initial feeling of stress and your reaction to it in order to give your brain a chance to respond intentionally rather than reacting immediately.
With practice, you can learn how to separate the physiological sensations in your body from the thoughts your mind assigns to a situation. Once you can do this, you can shift the story your mind is telling you, which opens the door to finding creative solutions and reduces feelings of stress.
Select the physical and mental responses for each event to learn how you can shift the response.