of the economic slump we are in, people seem to be more worried, cranky and upset.
We're in the midst of an emotional meltdown and people are restless
and volatile and our tempers are about to blow. But how can we take charge of
our emotions instead of letting them run us?
Judith Orloff, author of the book Emotional
instance I'm talking about using patience to transform frustration. So what I
suggest people do is stand in the longest most irritating line possible. Instead
of being pushy and snitty and irritable you let people go in front of you. And
see what happens - they'll act like you gave them a million bucks.
if you think about it you know how good you feel when you do something good for
I get in a frustrated state or angry state the first thing I do is try to do something
for somebody else - selfishly. Because I know that will make me feel better. That's
very important even if you're not in the mood to do it - and I want to stress
that. Just try it once see what happens. See how it makes you feel - and it's
way to relive stress in trying times is to cut yourself some slack.
it's so much easier to be nice to someone else or have compassion for somebody
else than it is for yourself. And I know that as a human being as a psychiatrist
- I know that's human nature.
can link to Judith's website from ours: somethingyoushouldknow.net
I'm Mike Carruthers and that's Something You Should Know.