Demonstrating self-control and diffusing your ticking time bomb requires emotion management. Define some things that cool you down and use those tools next time you get worked up. Listen to music, go for a walk, drink a glass of water, call someone. Lighten up and try to see the humor in challenging situations. Choose to let it go, or at least walk away from it for a little bit.
Don’t be fooled into thinking something this simple can’t be powerful. A simple song and the right theme music can kickstart your attitude and change your life.
It’s true –life can be pretty bleak if you only focus on the bad and you let a negative perspective take over. But what’s amazing about being human is that you can choose at any moment how you will perceive things. It doesn’t mean that bad things still won’t happen, but you can certainly choose how you react to them.
I believe we are surrounded with purposeful moments just waiting to fill our lives with understanding, guidance and wisdom. I found the opportunity in my adversity. It’s hard to see when you are frustrated, but if you relax a bit, purpose will present itself.