Anxiety makes you brain’s temperature go up So try not to get hot-heated. Instead, bring the temperature down by yawning . Yawning is the quickest way to eliminate mental stress and anxiety. Turning down the volume on our anxiety brings us more mental clarity and calmness and this allows us to make better decisions.
Try to pause for a minute every hour during the workday (for example in the toilet or before entering a meeting room). And do a few yawns. Fake them until they come naturally. I found that watching a yawning animals video helps. Try to yawn mindfully, fully immersing in the experience: observe where the yawn starts, how it develops, where it ends. Observe the subtle shifts in your consciousness, your mental state and in your mood. It’s a valid form of mindfulness meditation. Hopefully doing this regularly will make you more calm and more ready to face the bully, without too much of an emotional reaction.
Yawning and stretching predict brain temperature changes in rats: support for the thermoregulatory hypothesis. Shoup-Knox ML, Gallup AC, Gallup GG, McNay EC. Front Evol Neurosci. 2010 Sep 24;2:108.
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