Throughout the course of your day, how many times would you say you flip out over very insignificant things? I know people who yell at the top of their lungs over the tiniest frustrations. It is not healthy for the body to get that worked up. When our minds are angry, our bodies become toxic with stress hormones.

More importantly, does it really make you feel good to be constantly angry all day? I would bet money that by the end of day you are unhappy, exhausted, tense in your shoulders, jaw, back, and hips, and that there is a dangerous feeling tightness in your chest.

The way I see it, if something does not make you feel good, then it is worth the time to try to find a solution. Life is not supposed to be full of anger and stress, and neither is the body. Your reactions to stressors are completely within your control.

 How is that possible, you ask?  Before you get hot over something, take a second to think about the importance of that frustration. Is it important enough to explode over? Probably not. Then, take a few deep, slow breaths. Oxygen calms the body and calms the mind. 

If you stop yourself before you explode, you will give yourself enough time to decide whether or not you want to get angry over that situation. Taking a few deep breaths will make you feel more relaxed over the situation. Giving yourself a second to decide if the situation is worth an eruption of emotions is a much more peaceful way to handle stress than to explode like a firecracker.

Control your body and your mind. Do not let your body and your automatic reactions to stress control you. Take control of your life starting . . . NOW!

With love,

~Amber

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Comments on: "Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff" (1)

  1. Great advise!

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