Eye of the Storm
It is always good training and this month was no exception. I especially liked the material that we worked on this time. December is also the time that the Buyu has their Daikomyosai which is a celebration honoring Jack's teacher Masaaki Hatsumi. So after the training everyone gets duded up and has a fancy dinner and drinks. It was wonderful to share that with everyone!
Without staying calm in a situation you put yourself and others more at risk.
Some hints for staying calm are:
Keep a good attitude:
Have a certain amount of faith that things will workout alright even if...especially if you don't know exactly how it will happen, be open to opportunities that you weren't expecting.
Positive internal dialog:
Keep that coach inside your head telling you positive things that will help you to keep yourself under control (rather than not).
An example of this would be:
Let's say you were having a conversation with someone who you don' t think is listening to you how do you respond to them? Or how about if you were waiting for a loved one to get home and they were late: If your Internal Coach was telling you that the person that you were waiting for was in a horrible accident you might be anxious or upset; but if you were thinking that they may be running late because they were picking up something nice for you, then you may be in a different state of mind.
Our Internal Dialog frames the neutral event and we tend to play into how we frame things.
Taking a deep breath helps to clear the mind. Maintain a slow steady breathing pattern from the abdomen.
Remember the acronym T.A.C.T.E.? We went over it in a previous blog:
T- Take a deep breath & think clearly
A- Assess the situation
C- Create a simple plan
T- Take action
E- Evaluate your progress
So there you have it.
Happy Holiday's everyone!!