Breathe for Calmness. There’s no simpler way to start getting a handle on your emotions than using your breathing. It’s accessible and requires no specialized equipment! When I mentioned the stoic principle of the only things in our control are what we think and how we react to someone recently, they came back with “I can’t control my thoughts! Who can?”. The answer is everyone, it just takes practice.
Following these steps will help you use and improve your critical thinking skills. The more you practice the better you will get. You will be able to reap the rewards of better choices and decisions. Taking the emotion out of the problem will decrease your stress levels, help you think more clearly and open up worlds of possibility.
If there’s one thing, we are aware of its stress. It’s easy to recognize it’s signs. The knotted stomach, the feeling of being out of your depth or about to lose your temper or not wanting to interact at all. But it is possible to leave the stress where it belongs and not have it impact outside of the office. This is an article on how mindset and affirmations can help.