(Clink here to Learn More). This is also related to the "Fight or Flight" response, that ignites in a moment where we feel threatened and regardless of what happens, everything (and everyone) around us seems to be a threat. Our rational mind goes out the window and we are now living in the "survival" moment, and not thinking about the consequences of our words or actions. Your brain is only focused on survival, not thinking clearly, and could potentially set the tone for a regrettable situation.
Moment of Crisis- 15 Minute Time Out Rule
Moment of crisis lasts about 15 minutes. This is the amount of time that it takes for your brain and body to realign itself and get your chemical and hormones back in balance. Giving yourself this time can help prevent you from lots of regrets. Whatever it is that gets your warning sensors blaring, try these three steps. The next time you find yourself in a situation of intensity, whether it's on the road, at work, in public, or even when you're home, give yourself a TIME OUT. Yes, that's right.