STOP - How to Pump the Breaks:

Ever feel like you go from 0 to 100 in no time flat? This can happen in an instant as anxiety, anger, and impulsivity take the wheel. We strive for emotional regulation and control, but sometimes it gets away from us. Feel like you need to STOP? Here's a technique that can help you pump the breaks. 

S - STOP, literally. A mind and body action of cessation. 

T - Take a deep breath and Take a step back. 

O - Observe the situation, the environment, and yourself. What are your thoughts and feelings?

P - Proceed mindfully. Let your next steps, actions, and words be purposeful.