Last week, we posted a blog on mindfulness to discuss what it was, why it was so popular, and how you might be able to benefit from it. If heading back to work or school after the break has you feeling a little bit anxious or stressed, we definitely recommend you read it here.
Thanks to our friends at TheMuse, we’ve found an easy-to-remember set of steps on how you can get through any stressful situation with a little bit of mindfulness.
So read on, and then S.T.O.P.!
View and/or download the PDF version here.
S.T.O.P. stress in its tracks in 4 easy steps
S: STOP what you are doing. Press pause on all actions and thoughts.
T: TAKE a few deep breaths. Focus on your breathing completely and be fully in the moment.
O: OBSERVE the reactions of your body (physical sensations), emotions (feelings), and mind (what do you think about these feelings?)
P: PROCEED as you were before, making a conscious choice to incorporate what you’ve learned.
This infographic has been adapted from an article by author Chris Charyk for TheMuse: https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-mental-trick-you-can-use-to-get-through-any-stressful-situation