We learned drown-proofing as a trainee in the Naval Diving Unit. Throughout the training, we were drilled to remember three words - Stop; think; breathe. Whether above the water surface or 20 meters under the water, should a mishap occur -- Stop; think; breathe.
To stop, think, and breathe is a great strategy not just for drown-proofing, but an equally wise strategy amidst the current pandemic times that we are in, or this journey to grow SharedHere into a large social media platform.
When there is a moment of distress..
- STOP. Do not give in to what my stupid reptilian brain wants to do -- to panic or to get angry.
- THINK. Apply rationality and logic to the situation. Touch base with myself,
- BREATHE. Calm the fuck down. Figure out what to do next so I can gain maximum benefit from it. Detach myself from the situation and execute the plan.
As much as I can, I will write down a Stop; Think; Breathe plan from here on everytime I feel distressed in life.