Due to a combination of the fears, frustration and uncertainty with our current political landscape in conjunction to energetic shifts, spiritual and psychological warfare - we are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, anger, frustration and instant agitation. Agitation in this global climate has caused an escalation in physical combativeness on a level never before seen. In essence, more people finding it so much more challenging to NOT loose their cool over the slightest hint of what he or she may find bothersome or offensive. For these reasons - I have decided to provide some effective tips on what we can do to help maintain our sanity and calmness when in the face of such trying times!
TIP 1 - BREATHE!
Taking deep breaths is one of the most effective method in this regard because doing so will cause your muscles to relax; oxygen levels improves; blood pressure lowered and healthy endorphins are released! The moment you sense, feel or see something that triggers a knee jerk response - immediately shift your attention away from the situation; take a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth… Continue to take a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth until you feel more relaxed and unfazed.
TIP 2 – REFUSE & DEFUSE
The beauty about situations that may get our blood boiling is that we don’t have to consent to them! Hence, no response, no charge! All is required in this regard is to immediately turn our attention away from the disturbing situation and state to yourself ‘I do not consent!' By stating the aforementioned, you are in commanding the situation to leave your existence immediately. You may have to repeat the statement of non-consent more than once in the more 'aggressive' situations.
TIP 3 - STOP AND FOCUS ON KINDNESS, LOVE & JOY
I learned this great tip from watching my sister, especially in situations where she found herself being challenged by way of lack luster customer service in Department stores and the likes. Simply smile back at the person and situation and say something complimentary, kind and endearing instead. An opposite response to what is being given often works like a charm and both parties walk away in a better head space.
TIP 4 - WALK AWAY
This one is pretty self explanatory but can definitely pose to be more difficult to put into practice than said. When and if you find yourself in a situation that is riling you into a state of combativeness or irritation; you have every right to refuse to give justification to the situation by simply turning away and walking in the opposite direction.
TIP 5 - AROMA THERAPY AND SOFT MUSIC
One of the best ways to keep a cool and level head is to stay ahead of any potential hot spots or situations! Create a small space or sanctuary for you to simply sit back and relax, as you play the soft music of your choice with light and fresh incense or heated oil co-creates a neutralizing ambience! Individually, aroma therapy and soft high vibratory music will reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion, and increase circulation. Just imagine the double BOOST that one would receive if we routinely and/or periodically used both methods together?
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