- Common occurrences that invoke stress: Constant changes in my work schedule which forces me to give up my free time; see disorganization and incompetence at work; having the house dirty or messy; not having time to study; not having quality free time to practice sport, to be in nature, to do activities that i like or simply time to date; see abandoned or poorly treated animals.
- Body sensations: anxiety, irritability, chest pain, headache, tiredness, increased heart rate, craving for chocolates and sweets.
- Personal statement of intention: I will be aware of the sensations in my body in stressful situations, and i will use the off switch protocol to calm down.
- Off switch protocol: become aware of my body sensations – take 5 deep breaths – calm down bringing the brain to present moment – do it as many time as i need until the stress goes away.
I have done this protocol several times and I feel calmer most of the time. But in more extreme situations is not enough and I feel an uncontrolled need to eat chocolates and sweets, which makes me feel guilty later.