Stop! – Pause for a moment.
Take a deep breath – bring attention to your deep breath.
Observe – the thoughts in your mind, focus of attention, what you’re reacting to, the sensations in your body.
Pull back – put in some perspective; another way of looking at this situation right now.
Practice what works and proceed – what is the best thing to do right now; what fits in with your values.
Slow down and ask yourself one question – what is on my mind right now? Write it down and look at it. Is this in the present moment? Or is this in the past or the future?
Do I need to be thinking of this right now?
Is this thought helpful?
Is this thought contributing to anything positive?
Slow it down.
Fold the paper over, rip it up. Bring your attention to the present moment, rather than your emotions. Make time for looking out to your surroundings.
Carry something with you, that brings you comfort, something you can access easily and feel in order to draw you out of your emotions and into the present moment.