Next time you feel anxious, try this 10-second trick to calm your nerves.
DoctorJud Brewerclaims that our eyes are connected to emotions. They are the center of our facial expressions. So by spending just 10 seconds exercising our eyes, we can let go of anxiety.
Doctor Brewer suggests this three-step process:
- Identify that raw emotion you are feeling:
- For 10 seconds, open your eyes as wide as possible.
- Re-assess: Has that emotion grown stronger or weaker?
The doctor says that keeping eyes wide open triggers the brain to be curious and ask questions. In this way, you may learn more about yourself and what drives negative emotions. Then how to dispel them. (Medium)