Life’s Hiccups

They seem big when they happen, those things that upset us. But when we look back at them, are they as big as they seem from close up?

Life’s Hiccups

Most things that come up in life, the things that set us up for angry outbursts are merely hiccups in the grand scheme of things. Doesn’t it make sense to save our wrath for the real monster moments in life?

What are The Monster Moments?

That’s the problem. We don’t know. At least we don’t know for a while.

Tell me, have you ever had something that seemed like a disaster when it happened and now you look back and it seems tame, maybe even funny in its own way?

So, even when things seem big when they happened, it’s important to let the dust settle before we react to them. Oh, we will probably get angry when these events show their seemingly ugly little faces, but do we have to act out because of them? I think that is not necessary.

Anger mastery isn’t an event. It’s a process. It means taking the time to respond and not react. It means developing response ability

Do One Thing Differently

Think it out. Using your wise mind, what is one thing that you could do to STOP the reactionary behavior the next time you get angry?

What can you do to get a handle on behavior until anger runs its course?

Time, as they say, heals all wounds. It can also keep us from wounding others with a snide comment, a push, or a shove.

How can you give yourself the gift of time when feeling cornered or challenged by emotion?

What’s one thing you could do today to slow yourself down in the face of adversity?

Lot of questions for you. Let me know what you come up with. There will always be these hiccups in life.

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