PALM (acronym) – you can even rub your palms together to help you practice pausing
P-ause – don’t react. Breathe instead.
A-cknowledge the feeling – name the emotion (anger, fear, sadness, disgust, etc.)
L-earn WHY – try to understand why (you feel triggered, reminds you of the past, what are you trying to protect yourself from)
M-indful Action – healthy coping tools (cognitive change, walk, grounding exercises, breathing exercises, self-care, etc)
You may not be able to control your first thought but you can control your second thought.
How do you do that?
You do not need to REACT right away.
So you can RESPOND MINDFULLY instead.
You do not need to REPLY right away.
So you can REFLECT on it first.
You do not need to BELIEVE the automatic negative thought.
So you can ask yourself if that is true or if it is helpful.
You do not need to be stuck with your MINDSET.
You can switch your lack mindset to abundance mindset.
You can CHANGE your LIFESTYLE.
By opening yourself up to personal development and self help.
The simple act of PAUSING can train your brain to be more MINDFUL so you can be happier, calmer, more fulfilled in your relationships and more focused in life.