TWIRL technique: dealing with anxiety and managing stress | Thrive Global

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Over the years, trying and testing many ways of dealing with stress, following has been incredibly useful – coined as the TWIRL technique.


Think of the moment you are in – not the past nor the future. Look around and identify things that you can see. Note the sounds you are hearing. Pay attention to the smells. Touch what’s around you. Get up and walk – the movement reminds you of the here and the now.


Write down, what you are feeling and what’s worrying you. Even if it is a few notes or scribbles. It’s like taking a load off your shoulders and setting it aside.

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