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Fight or flight? Breathe instead

· 10 min read

We’ve all been there. Feeling the frustration, the unfairness, and the negativity consuming us while everything is getting out of our control.

Emotions take over your brain and you are suddenly overwhelmed by your own feelings, leaving no room for rational thinking. That’s when your flight or fight response kicks in.

Thanks to amygdala hijacking, rational thinking becomes very difficult, and smashing a chair on someone’s face or storming out of a meeting room becomes very tempting. But please, do not do it, and instead, take a DEEP breath in order to make the first step into regaining consciousness.