My heart was racing and my mind was right along side it as I woke from a restless night sleep. I felt agitated and angry for no particular reason. I actually had no cause for this feeling, yet as the morning progressed so did this angry and agitated mood. I could almost feel the blood rising to my face and pulsating through my veins. Does this sound familiar? Have you ever experienced feelings of anger and agitation for no reason?
It actually is a common issue; most people don’t like to admit to it as they think there might be something ‘wrong with them’. The pressures of daily life, changes to hormones, changes to surroundings and less not forget to mention a pandemic, can through our emotions into turmoil.
It is ok to get angry and agitated as long it isn’t an ongoing predicament or a regular occurrence, that may be a whole issue again. There are ways to combat the occasional journey into anger and agitation. If you are able to identify what is making you angry or agitated, the first option is to remove yourself from the person or the situation.
If, however it is more about just being in that mood there are some wonderful easy to implement options.
Trying regulating your breathing. Take a moment to take a deep breath in through your nose and then out through your mouth. Slow your breathing and take nice deep breathes in, right down from your stomach. With each breath in imagine the tension realising starting form the top of your head, moving right over your body and down to your toes. Think about a place you feel at ease and at peace. It may be by the beach, sitting by a river or amongst nature. Let your imagination take you away to that place as the anger and agitation subsides. This exercise need only take a few minutes to help reduce that feeling.
After doing this I also like to incorporate a round of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). EFT is like using psychological acupuncture without the needles. EFT is a process of tapping using a particular sequence based on the meridian points. EFT focuses as a combination on acupressure along with d mindfulness and doing so can significantly lower the stress hormone cortisol. Using tapping we can also ‘rewire’ the way we are thinking through creating new neural pathways to alleviate the feelings of anger and agitation. EFT is not limited to anger and agitation. I have worked with clients to assist in weight loss, mild addictions, fear of success, fear of failure, picking up the telephone to follow up prospects to name a few. The list is endless to how EFT can help as it is non-invasive and can be easily done anywhere at anytime.
If you would like to find out more about EFT Tapping or have a complimentary 15 minute chat contact Lee through the contacts page https://www.claritycoaching.com.au/contact-us.html
Have you ever woken up in a funk, angry, upset or frustrated and you don’t know why? Maybe, you woke up feeling on top of the world only to thrown into anger or irritation by a simple act. How about if you could turn your day back into a great day with 5 words?
I remember one day I woke up feeling great, I had a networking event to attend and I was looking forward to seeing the regular crew. After the meeting I had a scheduled meeting with one of my top clients, I was looking forward to lunch with them.
Now this is where the ‘feeling’ started to turn south. Just before walking out the door I noticed a spot I had missed with my makeup. I grabbed the bottle and shook it, it then preceded to flick globs of makeup over my nice top. BOOM! Mood changed, it was one of my favourite tops and I needed to now go and get changed, this made me late. Running out the door so I wouldn’t be late I inadvertently left my planner behind with pertinent information in it for both meetings. This I was to find out until my first meeting. As I was running late, I seemed to catch every red light, had people cut me off and couldn’t find a parking spot and I was now super late for my first meeting.
At this point I could have rushed out of my car and continued on to my meeting that I was already late for anyway. Instead I chose to sit in my car, calm down, message the host and let them know I am no far away and have been caught in traffic.
Does this scenario sound like something you have experienced? The story may be different but the feelings and frustration, anger or anxiety may be similar to your situation.
Those few minutes of gathering my thoughts and sitting in calmness was all I needed to turn my day around. Now I did mention you can turn your day around with 5 simple words. This is what I do if I am faced with a situation like the morning I described to bring back calm, peace and reduce anger and anxiety or frustration. Only do this when it safe to do so. Don’t even attempt this while you are driving.
Now, back to my morning, taking 5 – 10 minutes to do this “Calmness & Clarity” exercise put me back into a fabulous mood, I enjoyed my networking meeting and seeing everyone even though I was late. My client meeting went smooth and super fantastic.
EFT can assist with creating positive outcomes, reduce frustration and clear blocks, have a chat with Lee to find out more.
:When the word doubt comes to mind for you what does it spark? Does the word doubt have a negative connotation to it for you? Maybe the word doubt has a neutral effect on you, you see it neither one way or another.
Doubt can have a positive side to it in many aspects of our life. Take an example, you want to cross the road and you know there is a cross walk 150 meters up the road, when you come to the road to step out you experience doubt as to whether this is the best option at this moment in time. As you hesitate a truck comes hurtling down the road at the same moment you would have been two steps out of safety. In this case doubt and hesitation was a good thing. It was your senses on overdrive determining the best course of action.
We can doubt ourselves, our thoughts, our ability or our next step in life and in business. Doubt like any emotion or action can have a good and a bad side to it. In the case of the road scenario, doubt was a good thing, not taking that next step. Not taking the next step can be debilitating for some. Your senses go into overdrive and Doubt creeps in on making decisions, worthiness, ability, what others might think and so on and so on and so on.
Doubt can stop a great idea being acted upon, it can put the brakes on happiness, it can create an invisible fence around us being the best version of ourselves.
To overcome areas of doubt you can use the 5 “What if’ questions: