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Whether you're dealing with friends, family, a lover, or co-workers, you'll benefit from the communication skills taught in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A dark room
- A mantra
- Professional help (optional)
Separate and chill
Take time alone, find a dark room, plug your ears, and sit still until calm returns.
Relax your body
Relax each part of your body in succession, blanking-out negative thoughts.
Cry and recover
Cry. Studies show crying can energize the immune system and reduce stress quickly.
Walk to burn off energy and meditate on peaceful things. Doctors believe in "self-talk" and affirmations that reinforce the uselessness of anger.
Dance to music
Dance to your favorite music. Distracting your toxic impulses with external stimuli buys you temporary relief.
Inhale deeply through the nose, counting to five and, pursing your lips, push the air out long and slowly for a count of 10.
Say a mantra
Chant a mantra to yourself during intense situations. When mumbled or chanted internally, your secret word is a reminder to calm down.
Consider alternative choices
Reframe your take on events, considering how others feel and contemplating better responses than agitation.