Overcome Anger, Fear, and Stress One Surprise at a Time

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Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast and Slow says, “You are more likely to learn something by finding surprises in your own behavior than by hearing surprising facts about people in general”.

Anger, fear, stress, or anxiety following a surprise affects every body organ as well as those in the surroundings (Siegal and Bergman, 2006). Surprises may bring out behaviors seeded from the inner 3 year-old.  Some surprises may lead to anger once the results are factored into a time line.  Therefore, it may require motivation to continuously observe performance behaviors. Yet, once in pursuit of the surprise a student to behavior change is born.

Questions to Ask:
  1. How well do you adapt to surprises?
  2. What is a common reaction to a surprise resulting in excessive time to resolve a result?
  3. What is one way to change feeling angry due to a surprise?

Kahneman recommends the first step to change is learning through observation. Seek the surprises in your behavior. Design sensibility improves observation skills. Purchase our Equip Package to achieve lasting, purposeful, healthy performance through WholeBe.

GIG Design | Occupational Performance

CONTEXT

DESIGN^interceptive | Tear off your attitude of choice to reduce issues from negative, avoidant, aversive, or defensive behaviors from discriminative or evaluative sensitivities.
DESIGN^interceptive | Consider how your personal beliefs and customs affect behavioral health.

OCCUPATION

DESIGN^touch | Wrap both hands around warmth to reduce issues from negative, avoidant, aversive, or defensive behaviors from over reaction.
DESIGN^touch | Consider how your interactions with objects of an activity affect behavioral health.

SENSE

DESIGN^joint & muscle | Push something big and heavy to reduce issues from negative, avoidant, aversive, or defensive behaviors through joint compression and muscle traction sensitivities.
DESIGN^joint & muscle | Consider the behavioral affects to the built environments you dwell.
M.L. Siegal, A. Bergman, Canalization, C.W. Fox, J.B. Wolf (Eds.), Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts and Case Studies, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2006)