Emotions run fast…

Emotions run fast. It takes just 100 milliseconds for our brains to react to something emotionally. However, it takes about 600 milliseconds for our thinking brain (frontal cortex) to actually register that emotion. So, even if we decide that we do not want to react with anger/fear/laughter/disappointment, by the time we make that decision, our body language has already started to show that reaction.


Enter the DIY Change To Chill project: Glitter Jar. The glitter jar reminds us to take a step back from an emotion before responding, watch the glitter settle (to refocus) and then come back to the emotion and response.

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Visit ChangetoChill.org for more DIY projects to help increase resilience.