Managing Your Emotions
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love this quote. It’s such a great reminder that peace and calmness is a choice. For every minute we are frustrated, negative, worried and anxious, we lose 60 seconds of calmness, peace and joy.
It’s definitely a practice to live this way. And it takes a deliberate effort to choose peace when you are surrounded by hard circumstances and negative people. But here is the thing, when we choose peace, we are choosing health and strength for our body, and calm focus for our state of mind.
I have two tips to help you with this…
- Start your day empowered and filled up with nourishment and positivity. Exercise, eat well, meditate, reflect on your blessings, listen or read something inspiring. When we start our day this way healthy happy endorphins are released, our mood is high, our body is energized and our mind is focused and aware.
- When you feel yourself getting a little stirred up and anxious during the day , take a time out. Stop, take a few deep tummy breathes, and repeat a calming mantra to yourself such as “let go.” This instantly releases tension and stress, and you can then decide how you want to respond and move forward.
So remember, we have only one day at a time to live, so let’s live today consciously, deliberately, and let’s choose well!