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Stop check

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A Stop/Check is a technique I use to quiet my mind, calm my body, and realign my priorities or intentions. I usually give myself a minimum of 10 minutes for a Stop/Check, but of course, sometimes I need more time to exit a mental road rage moment.

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Stop check

  1. 1. StopCheck Bold Living Today  www.boldlivingtoday.com  © Kanesha Baynard
  2. 2. StopCheck Come up for air Take a couple of deep breaths, roll your shoulders, and take a few more deep breaths. Step outside Take a look at yourself, from the outside. Do a 30-to-60 second scan. As you observe yourself during this scan, notice how far you appear to be from your calming center. Notice the environment and its contribution or hindrance to your calming center. Jot it down Give yourself 2-to-4 minutes to mentally list things that are going well in your day (or in that moment). If any negative thoughts come up during this assessment, reword the negative thought to find a positive contribution. Make nice If you’ve been saying unkind things to yourself, during the mental road rage, stop and apologize to yourself. Take 1-to-3 minutes to tell yourself why all the unkind talk was untrue. Re-energize Return to your day and commit to drawing your energy from a space of support, love, and nurturing for yourself. www.boldlivingtoday.com Bold Living Today  www.boldlivingtoday.com  © Kanesha Baynard
  3. 3. Stop CheckBookmarks Come up for air Take a couple of deep breaths, roll your Come up for air Take a couple of deep breaths, roll your shoulders, and take a few more deep breaths. shoulders, and take a few more deep breaths. Step outside Step outsideFor you and to Take a look at yourself, from the outside. Do a Take a look at yourself, from the outside. Do a share 30-to-60 second scan. As you observe yourself during this scan, notice how far you appear to 30-to-60 second scan. As you observe yourself during this scan, notice how far you appear to be from your calming center. Notice the be from your calming center. Notice the environment and its contribution or environment and its contribution or hindrance to your calming center. hindrance to your calming center. Jot it down Jot it down Give yourself 2-to-4 minutes to mentally list Give yourself 2-to-4 minutes to mentally list things that are going well in your day (or in things that are going well in your day (or in that moment). If any negative thoughts come that moment). If any negative thoughts come up during this assessment, reword the up during this assessment, reword the negative thought to find a positive negative thought to find a positive contribution. contribution. Make nice Make nice If you’ve been saying unkind things to If you’ve been saying unkind things to yourself, during the mental road rage, stop yourself, during the mental road rage, stop and apologize to yourself. Take 1-to-3 and apologize to yourself. Take 1-to-3 minutes to tell yourself why all the unkind talk minutes to tell yourself why all the unkind talk was untrue. was untrue. Re-energize Re-energize Return to your day and commit to drawing Return to your day and commit to drawing your energy from a space of support, love, your energy from a space of support, love, and nurturing for yourself. and nurturing for yourself. www.boldlivingtoday.com www.boldlivingtoday.com Bold Living Today  www.boldlivingtoday.com  © Kanesha Baynard
  4. 4. Stop Stop Stop Check Check Check Come up for air Come up for air Come up for air Take a couple of deep breaths, roll your Take a couple of deep breaths, roll your Take a couple of deep breaths, roll yourshoulders, and take a few more deep breaths. shoulders, and take a few more deep breaths. shoulders, and take a few more deep breaths. Step outside Step outside Step outsideTake a look at yourself, from the outside. Do a Take a look at yourself, from the outside. Do a Take a look at yourself, from the outside. Do a30-to-60 second scan. As you observe yourself 30-to-60 second scan. As you observe yourself 30-to-60 second scan. As you observe yourselfduring this scan, notice how far you appear to during this scan, notice how far you appear to during this scan, notice how far you appear to be from your calming center. Notice the be from your calming center. Notice the be from your calming center. Notice the environment and its contribution or environment and its contribution or environment and its contribution or hindrance to your calming center. hindrance to your calming center. hindrance to your calming center. Jot it down Jot it down Jot it down Give yourself 2-to-4 minutes to mentally list Give yourself 2-to-4 minutes to mentally list Give yourself 2-to-4 minutes to mentally list things that are going well in your day (or in things that are going well in your day (or in things that are going well in your day (or inthat moment). If any negative thoughts come that moment). If any negative thoughts come that moment). If any negative thoughts come up during this assessment, reword the up during this assessment, reword the up during this assessment, reword the negative thought to find a positive negative thought to find a positive negative thought to find a positive contribution. contribution. contribution. Make nice Make nice Make nice If you’ve been saying unkind things to If you’ve been saying unkind things to If you’ve been saying unkind things to yourself, during the mental road rage, stop yourself, during the mental road rage, stop yourself, during the mental road rage, stop and apologize to yourself. Take 1-to-3 and apologize to yourself. Take 1-to-3 and apologize to yourself. Take 1-to-3minutes to tell yourself why all the unkind talk minutes to tell yourself why all the unkind talk minutes to tell yourself why all the unkind talk was untrue. was untrue. was untrue. Re-energize Re-energize Re-energize Return to your day and commit to drawing Return to your day and commit to drawing Return to your day and commit to drawing your energy from a space of support, love, your energy from a space of support, love, your energy from a space of support, love, and nurturing for yourself. and nurturing for yourself. and nurturing for yourself. www.boldlivingtoday.com www.boldlivingtoday.com www.boldlivingtoday.com

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