(Feel Tense? Get Curious!)

  • Fact: Our brains cannot be both curious and highly anxious at the same time. Consciously choosing to be curious counteracts anxiety the moment it arises and helps us to see possibilities, not just threats.
  • Action: Next time you are leading or participating in a meeting where emotions and tensions are running high, bring a curious mindset and ask thoughtful questions. Doing so will have a calming effect on you and others.