Reappraising a situation allows one to apply a new perspective to choose a better approach.

Reinterpret by comparing to more serious event; minimize by establishing a thing as a normal experience; view the event from another’s perspective. This is an inexpensive way to remove the negative reactions of the body to negative emotion. Humor is similar and even cheaper. Important for recovering from the downsides of a lack of predictability.rR1 Understanding others’ values helps. Box breathing makes space to check the internal narrative. Complaints can be reframed to action. Limiting beliefs can be reframed.

  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)