How to counteract your fast brain

  • Pay attention: Your brain will default to making fast decisions, not accurate ones. 
  • Take some deep breaths. It will help you calm your nervous system.
  • Be curious.Ask yourself what story you are telling yourself. Then ask if it is true.

With practice, you can learn to control your brain's knee-jerk reactions in distressing situations.

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Under stress at work? Just remember: Don't believe what you think.

Under stress at work? Just remember: Don't believe what you think.

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