Skill Level Beginner
(cheery music) - In modern life, sources of stress are everywhere. In evolutionary terms we're designed to handle alarm-brain takeovers once in awhile. But not all day long. We need to shift from alarm-brain dominance to smart brain functioning. - People experience a trigger, feel stressed out, then somehow survive. Then they intentionally choose to not think about the issue until they're forced to deal with it again, which really is just a simple form of coping and denial.
Your new goal is to identify your most common handful of triggers at work and in life. - But when you start to feel your emotions arise, if you can get some space to calm down and slowly choose how to interpret the information, and then choose how to react, you're much more likely to achieve a positive outcome for you and for others. - I want you to think about two to three 10-minute breaks. Now, during this time you can read a book, take a walk, or maybe search for a recipe you can use for dinner.
Anything, but work. If you choose to not work about five to 10% of the time you build more energy, a better attitude, and stronger focus. - What you say to yourself is incredibly important because your thoughts are habits which repeat. If you say, "Things always seem to go wrong for me" or "I know I'll screw it up at the key moment. "That's what I always do" then you will. But if you say to yourself, "I can do this. "I will do this" or "I've practiced and I'm ready.
"It's going to be fine." Whatever exact words you feel comfortable with, then you will be fine. Your subconscious has everything it needs. It just also needs permission to perform at its best.