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How to detach yourself

Clients and workshop attendees often state that they have a tendency to take things too personally. It is an issue we can all relate to. As I always say, taking things personally means we care and that is a better space to be in than being cold or complacent. Having said that, it is useful to have some strategies up your sleeves on how to detach yourself from certain situations.

How to detach yourself. Seven strategies to use


How to detach yourself breathe

1 Breathe

Take in and release your breath slowly to clear your mind. If we are struggling to detach from something our stress levels are building, conscious deeper breathing will relax us and will probably bring us clarity on the issue as well.




How to detach yourself Let Go


2 Reality doesn’t match our expectations

Let go of what you thought would happen. Ask yourself, “What is true about this situation?” If you choose to work with what is happening now, whether you like it or not, you will probably find a way to make it work for you.


How to detach yourself have gratitude

3 Appreciate

Instead of judging, focus on what you are grateful for in the situation. Listen with curiosity. If nothing else, perhaps there is an opportunity for learning.


How to detach yourself, Perspective.

4 Perspective

We all spend a lot of time in our heads wondering/ worrying about what other people think of us. But if everyone is doing this, other people don’t have the time or inclination to be thinking about you. Remember, other peoples’ opinions are other peoples’ opinions. Do your best and forget the rest.




How to detach yourself, positive intention


5 Acknowledge your intention

I strongly believe that we are all responsible for the energy we bring into a room or a situation. In other words, we are responsible for how we show up. When our intention is conscious and purposeful, we can acknowledge that irrespective of the outcome we have tried our best.




How to detach yourself, laugh

6 When all else fails, laugh.

Take your work seriously. Take yourself lightly. Everything else falls in the middle.





How to detach yourself, walk away


7 Walk Away

Sometimes all we can do is extract ourselves from a situation, chalk it up to experience and practice some self-care.




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