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Learn how to handle discomfort

Have you ever been in a situation where you just freeze up? Your breathing gets shallow and you cannot catch your breath. It feels like your heart is going to jump out of your chest, you start blushing from your body heating up, and your palms get super sweaty.

On the first day of class, when the students introduce themselves one by one, I would always get as I described above. Super anxious.  You must learn how to handle this bodily reaction. Deep breathing and meditation help, but cold showers finally put an end to this overreaction.

By taking cold showers, I got used to this reaction and learned how to push through the discomfort. You should try finishing your shower with a cold rinse. Everyday you should try to get uncomfortable like this so you know how to handle the fight or flight reaction and use it to your advantage. Just Breathe!




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