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Day 13: Relieving Stress
SBNRR (Stop, Breathe, Notice, Reflect, Respond)
Q.) What were the signals that a trigger response or stress was present?
When stress happens, I tend to avoid. I would not sit well. I will get something to eat and/or walk away from the stress zone. My heart rate rise. I also notice I would not breathe when stress present.
Q.) What parts of SBNRR were easy for you? Difficult?
What's easy is Stop. I can stop anytime and walk away. The difficult part is Respond. I might walk away and never come back to finish the tasks.
Q.) How did practicing SBNRR impact the outcome of the situation?
It impacts in a way of reducing anxiety. Helps me sleep better at night. When practice Notice especially, I know I am easily affected by what's happening around me. I change my environment instead. It helps! A lot!
I can noticed my awareness of thoughts and feelings when I stop myself and calm down after meditation. I think is a good thing for my to cut off or take a break for myself. I got the awareness on my emotion and self resistance when I having a deep talk with people.
When was the last time you gave yourself permission to step back from the activity of daily life? As mentioned in another thread, I recently took a two-week vacation, five days of which was a formal retreat. It was deeply restorative and offered me new insights and clarity about my life.
I would love to hear about any transformative retreats you have been on. This can include at-home retreats, mindful breaks in nature, or any other time that you intentionally 'stepped away'.
Or, let me know if you are planning a retreat. If so, what type of retreat will it be?
As some of you know, I took time off recently for a personal retreat. I hadn't mentioned that this was for a dark retreat - 6 nights/5 days in complete darkness. Has anyone else done this type of practice or have you heard of it?
I wanted to share a bit about my experience, but as I wouldn't know where to start if I were to make it concise, I am going to share a blog post I wrote about it just the other day: