what do you do to control your feelings

United States
April 20, 2009 12:35pm CST
i personally close my eyes and count to ten. it really does help just breathe and count when i open my eyes i feel calmer. what tips do you use to control not losing your tempure etc. everyone has there own thing. i have a friend that hums mary had a little lamb. it keeps her calm cause she thinks of what she tells her kids. she tells them they are driving her nuts and she is going to sing mary had a little lamb , pull her hair out and go running down the street. the kids always tell her no mom no people will take you away to the crazy house and they all laugh so that is what she does. so what is yours?
3 responses
• South Africa
21 Apr 09
To control feelings is a very diffucult thing so we just have to be able manage feelings as it is a broad subject,for me if I am very happy about something I just ask myself hoo is it me or is this a dream.
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
Me, I am not sure about controlling my temper, sometimes I do loud singing. But when I am pressured I go to places far away of my office room and scream loud just to release the tension. Sometimes I talk to myself and says "calm down you can do it, every problem has a solution, you've done it before". There are different ways but the effective one as they say drink water and breath in breath out.
@lumenmom (1984)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I would get silent and hope to feel better but recently I had the fortune to hear a song presented by another mylotter that I now play over and over and it calms me down so much. The song is Amazing Grace sung in cherokee. For me there is nothing like it.