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The Power of Pressing Pause
Episode 15727th February 2023 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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When you're dealing with a stressful situation, your first instinct might be to act immediately to solve it. Unfortunately, acting immediately often means you don't think your actions through. Acting rashly can worsen the situation, making it even more stressful. Fortunately, there's a better way to respond to stress. All you have to do is take a few seconds to press the pause button.

In this quick dip episode of You Are Not a Frog, you'll discover the power of pressing pause in the middle of a stressful time. Rachel shares some of her own difficult experiences and how pausing could've helped her react better. She talks about how our brains can respond to stress and what we can do to ground ourselves and go back to rational human thinking. Face stressful situations as the person you want to be when you use the power of pressing pause. 

Discover how pausing can help you deal with stress when you take a moment to pause with us and tune into this quick dip episode.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Discover how much time you need to pause and deal with stress. 
  2. Learn how you can ground yourself back into your parasympathetic nervous system.
  3. Find out what the four Ps are and how you can use them to make a plan to pause.

Episode Highlights

[00:36] Backed Into the Stress Zone

[05:22] Taking Seconds to Hours to Press Pause

[07:53] Getting Back Into Your Parasympathetic Nervous System

[10:11] Getting Enough Pause Time

[12:09] The Four Ps Plan


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