Next time you feel overwhelmed, notice your body in that moment. Notice what’s tense (shoulders, jaw, bum?) and what hurts (stomach, head?). Now that you know your body’s response, do a counter response the next time you catch yourself in an unpleasant moment by doing some yoga-like movements, and deep breathing.
Focus on stretching out any tense body parts associated with the negative state, and take a few deep breaths (when we’re conflicted, we tend to breathe shallowly). By taking your body out of its overwhelmed PHYSICAL state, the chemicals locking up your brain (like stress hormone cortisol) subside, and you get all your IQ points back (research says up to 15 of them!). After taking the time to do this, people often find that the solution is within reach after all.
is an ADHD, Asperger's and Productivity Coach, as well as the Facilitator of the Guelph ADHD Support Group. She is currently working on producing her new radio show "Strange Brains" on these topics, and can often be seen on Rogers TV as their regular ADHD and Asperger's specialist. Learn More