Lockdown Mood Check:
Are you in control of your emotions and feelings? ‘Quality’ time with family can slip into ‘Bad Quality’ if we are not aware of our own moods.
Did a recent conversation turn into a debate and leave you frustrated? Did all the shouting at each other leave you in a bad mood the entire day? The real question is – whom did that impact the most? Chances are – you got affected the most.
According to Buddha, ‘Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die’.
Next time you feel angry or have negative reactions in the spur of the moment:
STOP: Firstly, realize that you are angry. Take a step back, breathe and excuse yourself from the situation. Give yourself time to calm down. Distract yourself by watching TV, taking a walk or listening to some music, etc.
THINK: After you’re no longer upset, think about the situation and why you got so angry. Was it how the other person spoke or something they did? Figure out the real problem then think about how to explain your feelings.
COMMUNICATE: Finally, talk to them and when you do, try and keep your calm. Also, after you tell them how you feel, listen to what they have to say. You both deserve the opportunity to express how you feel in a safe and healthy environment.