Let nothing bother you by following these basic principles of self-respect.
- Step 1: Laugh with friends to temper the incidents or situations that would normally bother you. Getting mad usually instigates an emotional spiral, making you miserable and primed to react negatively to the next annoyance that comes along. So, relax!
- FACT: According to a 2008 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America report based on an independent RAND Corporation study, 14 percent of new Iraq and Afghanistan veterans between 2001 and 2007 were screened and treated for post traumatic stress.
- Step 2: Meditate daily to make quiet contemplation and acceptance part of your life. Such choices have been proven to decrease stress by 20 percent.
- Step 3: Make a music mix that you can listen to that helps you relax during moments of stress.
- Step 4: Gain control of your emotions. Don't do or say something mean to someone just because they did it to you first. Instead, identify why they made you angry, and talk to them about. Make peace by not letting your emotions get the best of you.
- Step 5: Remember that when you're confronted with a threatening person, you can always walk away. Show respect and let them sort it out.