1.Strive to not catastrophize:
It’s easy to dramatize and make something a bigger deal than it is.When you are relating the problem to yourself, avoid the urge to magnify the negative. Strike the words always and whenever. You might feel like Stuart Smalley,but it can really help to re-frame the problem in your mind by saying things like..more
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“I can cope,” “It’s not that big a deal,” and “I’m bigger than this.”
2.Think before you Share:
Don’t describe or blog or tweet about the problem. Don’t talk it over with your friends right away; let it stew a little in your mind so you can settle down a little.
Sometimes, well-meaning friends will sympathize too much, which may only add fuel to your fire and get you even more upset.
3.Discover metaphors and visualizations that help you stay calm:
Here’s one that helps me: I try to imagine my problem as a knot.
The more I panic and pull on the ends, the tighter the knot cinches.
But, when I adopt a singular focus, a calm takes over and
I can loosen one strand at a time.
It might also help if you can visualize yourself acting with patience and focus.
Lower your voice and try to move as slowly as possible. Speak slowly and softly.
Become the calm, unflappable person you see in your mind .
Here’s another technique: Do you know anyone whom you would describe as unflappable?
Try to think of what this person would do in your situation.
4.Note your patterns of exasperation:
Are there any specific situations that cause you to lose your cool?
Look at specific patterns — from time of day, to level of stress (or level of boredom),
to blood sugar levels. Do you tend to lose it when it’s too noisy – or too quiet?
Knowing about your own patterns can go a long way in helping you keep your cool throughout the day.
5.Realize that you can control your emotions:
Reflect on times when you were able to successfully stay calm in a frustrating situation.
Maybe it was a time when you wanted to yell at your spouse or your kids,
but then the doorbell rang and you were able to instantly shift gears.
Consider that you might be able to do this repeatedly, as long as you know your triggers – and some tips for keeping a calm mindset.
6.Create a calm environment with peaceful rituals:
If calm music soothes you, use it. If silence soothes you,
use it. Maybe you’ll play some soothing instrumental music or maybe you’ll dim the lights
and light some scented candles.When you are coming home from work,
give yourself a few moments to calm your mind before you go charging into an evening at home with your kids.
Sit in the car for a few minutes and take some deep breaths. Kick off your shoes and sip a glass of water.
Rituals can also be tremendously soothing during the transition periods of your day.
7.Take care of the essentials:
Make sure you are getting enough sleep and getting enough protein,
fiber, vitamins and minerals. I tend to lose my temper way more often
if I’m low on blood sugar. But, get a little protein in me, and it’s (relatively)
smooth sailing.Also make sure you are getting physical exercise.
A daily workout can give you the physical release that can help you control your anxiety.
If I’m feeling particularly stressed, I trade my half-hour run for a half hour of kickboxing. This helps.
8.Focus on the mind and spirit too:
Depending on your spiritual tradition, engage in a routine of meditation or prayer.
Practice yoga – or just sit quietly for awhile. Developing peace of mind is a skill that will serve you well your whole life through.
Take a meditation class, and learn techniques to help you get control over your monkey mind.
Instead of ruminating, find something fun, engaging, and constructive to do.
Try to laugh (or laugh at yourself.) Watch a funny movie or read a blog that always make you laugh.When you lighten up, it’s a lot easier to keep your cool.
10.Take a day off:
I always know I really need a day off when I fight like crazy to not take one.
If I can force myself to take an entire day away from my work,
I always come back more calm, assured, and filled with fresh ideas.
11.Don’t forget to breathe:
When my kids were very small, we helped them to calm down by teaching them belly breathing,and it still works – for them and for me.
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