“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” – Victor E. Frankl.
A great quote from an incredible existential psychotherapist/ author on reducing stress by widening the space space between stimulus and response.
When you say ‘I am stressed’ – you are identifying all of you with being stressed. When you say ‘I’m noticing that I am feeling stressed’ – you are noticing a current state rather than your identity.
This small difference can help to widen the space between the impact and how we choose to respond.