I have calmed down quite a bit in recent years. I am less reactive, less grumpy, and less volatile. Note that I said “less.” I’m not saying that I am never those things anymore. If you take a drive with me, you’ll see that road rage is still a work in progress.
I’m going to take this opportunity to apologize to all those slow drivers out there that I have glared at as I passed them on the highway. And I am sorry to all those people who I don’t know but I called jerks, idiots, and other names that I’m not going to mention here. Trust me, I am trying to get over this and I’m positive that HeartMath is going to help me do it!
In my reading about HeartMath, which is a system that helps manage emotions, I came across a paragraph that I’m pretty sure was written for me. And maybe you can relate, too.
“Managing emotions and heart rhythms is a choice you make to free yourself from the stress response trap. It’s a choice of intelligence to go to you heart and select appropriate emotional responses that bring new perceptions. Heart intelligence can help you decide whether a traffic jam is a huge, inexcusable inconvenience that enrages you or just a minor event that is beyond your control and and might even be a gift of time in which to slow down and plan your day. You have the choice to invest your emotional energy in reactions or to self-regulate - and that choice makes the difference between empowerment and victimization.” - Doc Childre/Deborah Rozman Transforming Stress
Here’s to Conquering Stress,
The Stress Experts
P.S. If you are looking for more ways that you can choose empowerment over victimization, sign up for the 42 Day Choice Challenge. It is so easy to sign up and take part in; 42 days of choosing empowerment all from the comfort of your own home. It really can change your life.
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