Be present. You hear it all the time, but it’s so vital to our well-being.
A great quote by neurologist and psychiatrist, Victor E. Frankl, says, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
We can train our brain (like any muscle) to be less reactive through mindfulness techniques.
A body scan.
Stopping, breathing, reflecting, responding.
It’s simple, but effective.
Next time you find yourself in a stressful situation, try to breathe before you respond. Taking that extra step changes your response drastically.
If you want to explore mindfulness techniques that can work for you, let’s chat.