It was only 9:33 am – and I felt upset, angry. What she said really upset me. How could she accuse me of that? I kept running the “she’s wrong” conversation in my head. The worst part – I felt stressed; how was I going to get my work done?
How could I get back to peace and productivity – in one-minute?
I could choose. I could decide that no thought, no situation could take my peace away.
First, I had to recognize that my thinking was getting in the way. I was saying, “I am right, I don’t deserve this…” This is negative, limited thinking. That thinking got me in this mess = more stress.
Then, to move to peace and productivity, I needed a tool. PBS – Pause, Breathe and SMILE. This tool is your re-set button.
Pause = STOP = interrupt the negative thinking. Be here NOW. Focus on this moment, this process. Breathe = 3-10 deep breaths. Breathing will calm you, lower stress, keep you in the moment. Smile for 1 minute (set a timer) = reset brain to a “happy, positive” feeling. Try it now.
Keep the smile going. Think, “This is my freedom; I can choose to be positive and peaceful.”
Want to add a dash of fun here? Think, “This is all just “Blah, Blah, Blah…” That’s every story – every part of life – “Blah, Blah, Blah…” – one story after another.
Go tell someone an upsetting story – what just happened – but only say “Blah, Blah, Blah…” This will free you from the melodrama – this will give you your power back. You will both laugh – at the stories we choose to get stuck in. Your stories are not you.
Your freedom is in choosing – to be peaceful and productive = free! Let go of garbage and shift your thinking with PBS – Pause, Breathe and Smile and “Blah, Blah, Blah…”.
Print this out – leave it somewhere to remind you – you can have a life that works.
Live more peacefully, productively and be the master of your life. Use PBS – Pause, Breathe and Smile for 1 minute. Because, after all, it is all just “Blah, Blah, Blah…”
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