I’m often surprised when a heated argument with someone turns out to be a fight over the same thing. Most of the time angry and dramatic outbursts hide hurt feelings. Opposite parties usually just want to be heard and validated. What gets us into a regretful territory is focusing on being right and worrying more about being heard than hearing others.
I’ve realized over time that when it comes to better communication and having a less stressful life, the more I attempt to control the situation, the worse the situation gets. If I’m anxious, for example, my body will tense up in reaction. I can feel my pulse start to race and my palms sweat. I realized that by letting go in response to anxiety whether from crowds or from an angry relative, I can learn to detach. I can put a pause between reacting and feeling and choose to be in a healthier space.
This week you’ll learn how mindfulness can help you and your children gravitate toward a more peaceful, manageable place than the current world we live in. You’ll also get must-read tips on things like managing the flu and mental illness while learning what new strategies are attempting to mitigate the negative effects of media on childhood obesity and get information on the complicated treatment of those who grapple with sex and drug addiction. Lots of important posts on not just having a more peaceful inner world, but a healthier outer one as well!
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