How to Exit “Auto-pilot” Mode

Remember back to the last time you got angry, or upset, about a situation or a comment.  How was the next hour or the rest of your day affected?  Emotional reactions often feel like overwhelming surges that keep us caught in their momentum, making it difficult to respond with thoughtfulness or any kind of awareness.

This article gives a very simple and accessible way to handle the release of difficult emotions.  The next time you find yourself caught in a web of reactionary emotional responses to a situation, take a moment to simply pause.  Slow down and BREATH.  Then RELAX.  FEEL, WATCH, and ALLOW the felt physiological sensations to wash through before making a response.