This past weekend my mind was racing with so many different thoughts, emotions and feelings and like in a basketball game when a team goes on a big run the opposing team calls a “time out”.

Sometimes we get so caught up in our lives whether it is work, children, school or life! In the past I did not know how to deal with these issues, I used to get frustrated or shut down emotionally. However I have learned other techniques to help me during stressful times in my life. The one technique I use is a “time out”. When a coach calls a time out in a game it is to gather the team, calm everyone down, create a plan to implement and collect ideas. The same goes for you when you start to feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. During the time out I find a peaceful place where I can think logically about whatever the issue is. I think about ways I can solve my issue, look for resources I could use to help me, analyze my current situation and regroup. 

Your challenge this week will be to take a “time out” when you feel overwhelmed regroup, gather your thoughts and create a plan. I hope you find my technique useful.

Thank you for reading.

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