“A single word spoken in anger can undo thousands spoken in kindness.“
We’re all human and we all get angry at times…
It’s easy to snap at people, when we’re feeling stressed or angry. But that angry retort can cause pain and confusion and may even cause long-term damage to the relationship.
There’s an easy way to hold back, to allow more resourceful, kinder words to come out. And you don’t need a therapist to help you do it!
Whenever you feel you’re about to respond to someone angrily, simply take a deep breath in from your belly, pause for a moment, and breathe out fully through your nose. (If you do it through your mouth it can sound like a sigh which might not go down well!) As you breathe out, imagine the tension leaving your body.
By taking this deep breath, it helps you relax, can dissolve tension and will help you consider your words, rather than going with an auto-pilot angry response.
If you get a chance to try this one out, how about sharing your experiences via the blog comments?
Wishing you a day full of sunshine and laughter.
P.S. Sorry about the teporary absence of Daily Sunshine at the end of last week. We’re back now!