I’ve got an out-of-the-box (literally!) tip to help you the next time you’re feeling super stressed, overwhelmed, or even if you just need a break.

First, people talk a lot about how being more mindful is all about feeling more “grounded” or centered.

And let’s face it, it’s a LOT easier to feel that way when you’re already calm or in a no-stress zone.

BUT when you’re in the middle of a stressful situation … or you’re overthinking or too much “in your head” … it can be really hard to shift back to feeling centered.

You can end up making decisions that you wouldn’t otherwise. (for example: stress eating, barking at your top talent, grabbing that extra glass of wine, etc).

The GREAT news is that there’s a quick tip that can help shift your perspective FAST:

Shift into observer mode.

Pretend that you’re standing above what’s going on and are watching it like it’s a movie on a screen.

You get to watch what’s happening, AND you can see and hear your thoughts – plus you’re totally aware of any sensations in your body. Just observing, NOT judging.

When you’re observing what’s happening from outside – as a bystander – it can give you a different perspective and help reduce the feeling of urgency.

It helps you NOTICE your thoughts vs. being caught up in them.

This is a POWERFUL strategy that can help shift you out of a stressful situation fast.

Because when you’re less stressed, you’re back in the driver’s seat.

You’ll also be more likely to make decisions that move you CLOSER to your goals … instead of away from them.

Give this a try and let me know if it’s helpful – I have a feeling it will 🙂

Stephana Johnson, CHHP, CES, NMT helps create positive, successful Powerhouse Leaders. Book a complimentary Leadership Solution Call at https://www.powerhouseleaders.com