This morning’s hot topic (literally and figuratively)…
… brought to mind our inner volcanoes. You know, that piece of us that gets overly reactive when set off; that piece that spews anger and loses control!
Before you blow a fuse, spew hot lava from your inner-volcano, try on these
“Tips to Tame Mount Redoubt” …
Tip #1: NOTICE: Be aware of what is triggering your anger and rather than going straight to spewing, put your feelings into words so that you can ‘act’ rather than ‘react.’
Tip #2: STOP: Give yourself at least one minute to ‘neutralize.’ Take in a few deep cleansing breaths. Ahhhhh.
Tip #3: THINK: Consider at least three potential solutions to the problem; and then consider their outcomes.
Tip #4: CHOOSE: Now that you have ‘noticed’ what is going on; stopped to give yourself a moment to ‘neutralize,’ and ‘thought’ threw a few options; Choose a course of action!
Tip #5: WALK AWAY: Remember that walking way from a conflict is always an option. Saying nothing; doing nothing is sometimes the more powerful approach – the smartest path to take.
Tip #6: SEEK HELP: If you find that you are frequently in ‘volcano’ mode, perhaps you might consider reaching out to a profession that can help you work it through in an appropriate way and setting!
Tip #7: DO NOT STUFF IT: Food is NOT the answer. Stuffing down your feelings will not help. Write it out (as mentioned above). Talk it out (with a counselor or a trusted friend). Scribble it out, doodle it out, sing it out, let it out!!!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
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