I wrote a blog post on Practical Mental Training during a Pandemic. It outlines a simple drill that you can use to respond to stress in your life and in your relationships 💚
Here’s an excerpt. Full link is in my bio. Reach out if you have questions 💜 “In the long term, living life in a “startle pattern” of repetitive fight or flight responses can make us feel anxious, break down our relationships, and even have long-term physical health consequences.
If this sounds familiar to you right now, you are probably wondering “OK, so what do I do differently? How do I break out of a pattern that evolution wove into my DNA?” This question seems especially hard to answer in the middle of a pandemic, when we are faced with new and unpredictable stressors every day.
One answer is to reconnect with your body and address the situation with vulnerability. In this way, we learn to encounter stress–not as a threat to our existence–but as an opportunity to learn and grow...”