What to do when your mind goes blank

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On Tuesday, I went live on our FB page and talked about eight things you can do when your mind goes blank.

You can watch the replay here:

I shared a few phrases that you can use when your mind goes blank. So I thought I’d share a few more with you today.

These phrases can be used when somebody asks you a question and your mind goes blank or you need some time to think:

  • I need a moment to pull my thoughts together.
  • I’m glad you asked. 
  • I’ve never really thought about that, but …
  • Let me just take a moment to consider your question.
  • Let me think. Well, … 

If the question is hard, it’s fine to say that you think it’s hard. As long as you’re honest and show that you’re putting in the effort to come up with an answer.

Now, before I go, remember: having a mind blank is not a catastrophe! Keep practising because it will get easier the more you practise.

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We’re Azimah, Amnah and Aisya from Malaysia. We created My English Matters as a digital platform to help Malaysians and second language learners with their English proficiency.

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