Getting angry solves nothing. I use the old trick of counting to 10 when I feel upset before saying or doing anything. This small exercise helps calm me and helps me find my center emotionally.
Kindness gets me through the day. Counting to 10 keeps me from losing control.
Counting to 10 also helps when under stress. This morning, Hal The Cat was very sick. He has cancer and we’ve been caring for him. This morning he vomited severs times and was so lethargic that we were afraid we might lose him.
We called the vet and got an appointment. She got sone fluids and medicine into Hal, and that calmed him and let him relax. I was also In need of relaxation. I counted to 10 several times as we waited for word from the vet.
Thankfully, Hal The Cat is home and doing much better.
Counting to 10 helps me through the day in so many ways.