Sunday, February 13, 2011
Stay Calm and Carry On...
My biggest demon is that I get worked up and unnerved about things. I have a hard time letting things go and I am famous for saying "Let's calm the hell down".
Of course, this statement doesn't tend to work as intended. There are times when it does help me - mainly because I realize the absurdity of the statement and inwardly giggle, but other times, I need more help.
Here are some things that help me, when I have the luxury to time to try and calm down...
1. Exercise - something that physically tires me out tends to exhaust me and this calms me down.
2. A Few Deep Breathes - followed by a few more
3. A Cup of Hot Tea - mainly because I have to wait to let it cool...
4. A long drive
5. A good laugh
These are the things that allow me to be distracted from my worries and my concerns. Hopefully, it gives me the emotional distance to consider my concerns with a more sensible mind.
And, if your demons are similar to mine here is a list of 50 suggestions to help you calm the hell down.