We all know that we are supposed to be reasonable, forgiving, and patient. But it is hard to do so when under pressure.
Religious faith traditions, philosophy, psychology, and even old fashioned folk wisdom often point out the benefits of not getting angry, acting prudently, and loving each other by practicing principles of patience and forgiveness.
But when under stress, we become upset or angry. We then often say the wrong thing or feel the wrong thing (resentment).
When we keep failing to apply the principles we have learned, we become frustrated and angry at ourselves. But all this does is add another layer of upset.
We all know we are supposed to be calm, more forgiving, and patient. But we don't know how.
At the Center for Common Sense Counseling, we teach the "how" of remaining patient and more forgiving.
When you are not upset, you regain mental clarity, make fewer mistakes, and begin seeing creative solutions to your issues. Knowing that you can cope removes the fear factor and permits you to start living positively and enjoying better relations with your loved ones.
By learning the simple technique of how to remain centered and calm, you are pre-armed with mindfulness. It is anger and upset that wash away patience and reason. In other words, you can learn how to hang onto your patience by not becoming upset in the first place.
Learn the secret of staying calm in the face of stress today. You've tried solving your issues the hard way. Now how about trying the effortless way.
Listen free to Part 1, the introduction to stress free living.