Between stimulus and response there is space. – Victor Frankl
You can sprinkle this method into your day, any time you’re making a transition, facing a challenge, or need grounding.
- Stop for a moment
- Take 3 deep breaths
- Observe what’s going on
- thoughts, feelings, emotions
- Proceed with intention
The next time you find yourself in a stressful situation, instead of reacting on impulse, take a minute to S.T.O.P. and observe the situation. Considering possible scenarios, even just for a few seconds, can give you the space you need to choose a more productive response.