- Take a breath (become aware of your breathing).
- Observe (be present, sink the mind into the body, become aware of your thoughts, feelings and sensations without judgement or trying to control any of them).
- Pull back and get some perspective (notice that you are worrying about something that dwindles in significance when considering the bigger picture – ask yourself, is this really as important as you imagine or if it just looks that way because you are so close to it?
- Proceed/practice what works – ask what will work/be the most effective thing to do next? Then do that
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