Keeping My Cool!


If only I could stay as calm and cool as this nice shot of the Oregon Coast sand dunes! 

I wish I could say that I make all the right decisions when I am tired and frustrated. No such luck! I found the following suggestions from the Mayo Clinic web site.

  1. Think before you speak
  2. Once you're calm, express your concerns
  3. Get some exercise
  4. Take a timeout
  5. Identify possible solutions
  6. Stick with "I" statements
  7. Don't hold a grudge
  8. Use humor to release tension
  9. Practice relaxation skills
  10. Know when to seek help
Now if I could only find a way to apply all ten of these when the pressure is on! Unfortunately, when that pressure appears, I have a tendency to turn the situation into an intense competition, one that I have to win! Well, I guess I need to find a way to let go of that competitive perspective and find a way to empathize with the other person. A work in progress!


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