RE-FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION

The goal of this activity is to interrupt stress reactions when you feel “foggy” or less able to control your actions than you would like. Try it on your own or together with a friend, then compare the differences you notice. 

Count down from 20 as you walk around the room.

Notice your soles of your feet meeting the ground with each step.

If this strategy works for you, you can invite others to do it with you when they are feeling stressed.

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