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Have you ever felt that you are totally overwhelmed?
This is a great exercise to use when your mind is in chaos and you’d like to calm things down a bit.
It is really effective when you feel overcome with negative emotions.
It also works brilliantly for those who suffer from panic attacks.
Perhaps you recognise these symptoms?
What you need to do is to interrupt this panic and the confusion in your head so that you can think more clearly and get your confidence back again.
This is a system that will help. the great thing is that ti will only take a couple of minutes.
It’s called: 5-4-3-2-1 CALMDOWN.
It does exactly what it says on the tin!
You can put a halt to those feelings as quickly as 5-4-3-2-1
So, this is what you do…
First of all - think of 5 things that you can SEE.
Next - think of 4 things that you can TOUCH.
Now - think of 3 things that you can HEAR
NOTICE: Because you are thinking of something else you are already starting to feel less panicked.
Next - think of 2 things that you can SMELL.
Look around you for 2 things that you can smell
Finally - think of 1 thing that you can TASTE.
Look around you.