what's the best way to calm down?

China
April 18, 2007 8:09am CST
sometimes I'm short-tempered, I even think that I'm going to be mad, so what's the best way to calm oneself down? Do you have any good idea?
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9 responses
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
im also once short-tempered but was able to control it.. i advise to you that when things are heating up, pause for a moment and count 1-10. really, no kidding! It worked on me. After counting, think of the persons you might get hurt physically & emotionally if you burst into anger
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• China
21 Apr 07
That's true, sometimes I felt comfortable bursting into anger but later when I realized that my beloved ones were hurt by my mean words, I regret a lot. Thank you for your respond, that's really a good idea! :)
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
18 Apr 07
For me, the best way for me to calm down is to go for a walk. It does not have to be a long walk but long enough to get my mind off the things or people that are upsetting me. Getting a glass of water is good. Exercise is healthy and can help relieve stress. Watching a funny movie could help too. Keep yourself busy with something so that you do not have time to think about what was upsetting you.
• China
19 Apr 07
yup! next time I'll try to have a glass of water when I'm angry, about watching a funny movie, I doubt whether I could be focus on it...but I'll try. thx
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I say a little prayer and think about the beauty of nature. I am grateful for being alive and tell myself that this too will pass. Sometimes this calms me downs.
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• China
19 Apr 07
Prayer is really good for one's temper though I'm not Christian.
@gbaben (509)
• Russian Federation
18 Apr 07
You can't believe me but it is the truth,as we are deffirent from one another.What i do when i lose my temper is that i look for a food to eat.Is not because i love food but because by the time i will be finishing the food is going to be like a healing medicine in me.I can even ask myself what was making me angry the other time.
• China
18 Apr 07
that's really special to forgot the reason why you was angry! I will try that next time, when letting it go I can still become more chubby since I'm so skinny now, lol
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
18 Apr 07
The only way I can calm down is to clean. My house is clean, anyway. But when it comes to me being upset or depressed about anything, I tackle a heavy job. Cleaning the refrigerator is a good one for me.
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• China
18 Apr 07
oh, I wish I have a cleaning habit like you when I get emotion! all I do when I was in a bad mood is to eat, eat, and eat, and sleep ,and mess up my room. lol
• United States
18 Apr 07
I personally have learned to react inwardly so I can process whateveer it is that's made me angry before reacting outwardly. I hope that makes sense. I try really hard to maintain my frame of mind so I don't lose my temper with other people. Losing your temper causes your stress level to go up, which releases harmful hormones into your body that contribute to serious illness. Once I understood the power of anger and stress, and the havoc it could wreak on my body, I work a little harder to keep my temper under control. :)
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• China
18 Apr 07
you are really a reasonable person 'cause you know how to control yourself well, next time when I get raged, I will remind myself the way lost temper works, and won't make myself hurt! thank you jenny for responding!
@AndiCat (326)
• United States
19 Apr 07
These are the things that work for me: deep breathing (yes, it sounds hokey, but it works - take a deep breath through your nose for 4 seconds, then take 8 seconds to slowly let air out through your mouth): listening to my favorite music, and talking to my wonderful hubby.
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
try taking 10 long deep breaths. that should calm you down and keep you sane.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
21 Oct 10
Meditation is best effective way to calm down and depressions