Stop Overthinking With The 5-4-3-2-1 Method to Reduce Anxiety

To help us cope with anxiety, Ricardo discusses a technique he learned from Nick Trenton's book "Stop Overthinking": the 5,4,3,2,1 method.

Every day brings new challenges, and it's easy to get caught up in a never-ending cycle of panic and worry about the potential dangers to our work and projects.

The method is based on counting down from five to one; at each stage, we focus on a different sense in order to locate ourselves in the here and now.

And the first sense explored is vision; you observe five things in your environment, then you do the same exercises in the countdown with the senses: hearing, touch, smell, and taste.

While going through this, you bring your mind into a position of self-control.

Listen to this week's #5minpodcast to learn more.