The best way to prevent an amygdala hijack is to increase your emotional intelligence.
Emotional intelligence describes your ability to understand and manage your emotions and use this information in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, and defuse conflict.Jun 22, 2021
Using the CIRCA method to process contagious emotions.
C- Chunking into smaller su-tasks.
I- Ignore the mental chatter.
R- Reality check. When anxiety rises the brain tends to catastrophize.
C- Control check. Identify 2-3 things you cannot control and let them go!
A- Attention shift. Instead of obsessing about the problem, focus on solutions.