What are some of your best ‘in the moment’ strategies… Sometimes I realise mid-feeling, mid-sentence, that I am being reactive, feeling overwhelmed & letting my emotions get the better of me. I catch myself out, but what’s the best way to ‘reset’ in the moment, on the run, at my desk, mid-conversation. Deep breaths? A mantra? An image… Any suggestions / ideas / what’s worked for you / others would be super…
First self compassion, you are human and you sometimes react, respond and don’t manage your emotions – and that is totally OK.
Noticing this is a big step, most of the population are reactive all day long and dont see it on reflection, let alone in the moment.
My best tool is.
Pause, breathe, apologise, release the energy (anger, overwhelm, resentment) and reset (set my intention for how i want to continue on).
This can be as simple as a deep breath to release the energy, a ‘I am sorry i lost myself for a moment’, telling myself that i want to be ‘calm, present and undertanding’ and then continuing on. There is such power in this, in your ability to self manage and course correct. It gives you confidence, others respect you more and you gain influence you wouldn’t otherwise.