We live in some of the most stressful times that have ever existed.
We are beset upon on all sides by all kinds of attackers, a tremendous amount of stress and pressure, and are in the middle of the most competitive environment in human history.
Rather than giving to our more primal emotions and below are top every time something doesn’t go our way, however, we are going to want to control our emotions, channel our anger and our rage, and alleviate the stress and pressure just as soon as humanly possible to better move through society without having some kind of crazy reputation as a loose cannon attached to our name.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you do exactly that!
Fill up with fuel to calm down your emotions
Even though our brain only makes up about 2% of our overall body weight it consumes close to 20% of our daily caloric intake. It’s a pretty hungry beast, but as the nerve center of our lives it’s pretty easy to understand why it requires so much fuel.
If you are feeling stressed out, angry, or frustrated the odds are pretty good that your fuel source is running low – and a quick shot of fruit juice (4 ounces is more than enough to get the job done) will send a lot of glucose to your brain and cool things down significantly.
Delay, distract, and relax
The last thing that you want to do is overreact immediately, but that’s what all of your basal emotions are going to want to push you towards.
Instead of giving in to your primal instincts, instead delay your response, distract your mind so that you don’t lose your cool, and relax before you have anything to say or any physical response.
You’ll be amazed at just how calm, cool, and collected you’re able to become when this becomes your mantra.
Don’t get angry, get happy
It’s going to be absolutely impossible for your brain to field will emotions at the exact same time, which is why you’ll want to replace your rage with humor.
Your circuits will get crossed up, you’ll forget why you are so angry in the first place, and you’ll be able to leverage those emotions to propel you forward when you may have lashed out in the past.
Have a look in the mirror
There’s just something about staring down our angry selves that diseases a situation in a ridiculously short amount of time.
If you’re feeling really hot and really frustrated, find a mirror and you’ll watch as that rage physically melts away.