As a gratitude guru, I recommend a simple gratitude process to handle the pressure in any situation. First, step outside. Even if it’s the dead of winter, grab your coat and get out in the fresh air. Next, take several deep breaths to reset your nervous system. When we breathe deeply (from our bellies), we reset our ‘fight or flight’ system to our ‘calm and relax’ system.
This process only takes a few moments, however, it allows us to think more clearly and get grounded in the present. When we are grounded in the present, it’s easier to look more objectively at any high-pressure situation.
Contributor: Julie Boyer from wakeupwithgratitude.com