Choose to Relieve Your Tension


Some of the tensions blocking our empathy comes from sitting around hunched over a computer screen.

Go running.
Do a few burpees.
Stand up and write on the whiteboard.
If you’re breathing shallow, breathe from your belly.
Stand tall, look up at the ceiling for a few seconds and smile.
Submerge your face in ice-cold water for a few seconds, a few times.
For a period of time, walk around holding a frozen water bottle in your hand.

Whatever you do, remember that it is our responsibility to choose to relieve our tension.
Whether we do it ourselves or ask for the help of others, we still have to notice and make the choice in our mind.

Let us make the choice.