Perfecting the art of the instant center doesn’t take much practice, and it can go a long way in making you a happier person.
► Action Step: Take a step back. Literally, if you have to. Turn off the autopilot and fully engage.
► Action Step: Take a slow, deep breath, and blow it out. Inhale as much air as you can hold, and blow it out until there’s nothing left. Scrunch your eyes shut and clench your fists as you breathe in, then release all of your tension as you breathe out. This will calm your body and leave your mind, rather than adrenaline, in charge.
► Action Step: Deal with the situation, simply. Keep your voice calm and level, and speak with authority. Use your ‘parent’ voice. Move deliberately, staying in the moment.
► Action Step: Do whatever you need to do to recover quickly. Move right the heck on.