In this world of go go go sometimes it is best to just stop and take a minute. How we react to events big and small can be on autopilot. The only way to stop autopilot is to turn it off. This means we need to take back control of the moments of our lives. Here comes the STOP.
As things happen in your day STOP and ask,
How are you feeling?
What are you saying?
What is your body doing?
Then ask if your answer to these questions are the answers you want. If not…. Change them. I know easier said than done. With practice it gets easier.
Remember this isn’t just for times that are frustrating. We can be in autopilot during times that are happy as well.
Whether you break your shoe lace as you rush to get out the door and want to avoid the over dramatic freak out or you watch your child reach a goal they have been striving for and you want to embrace the over dramatic praise, STOP and check in with yourself to see if you are feeling, saying and doing what you intend to.
Make your habits be on autopilot not your emotions. Live each moment with intention.