- 23 Nov 2017
As we all know, conflict is something we experience almost every day in our lives. Even of you are the calmest and the coolest as well as most collected person in this world, you will still experience some inner trouble at some pint in your life. We find that most people can’t control their emotions when facing conflict. We are here to help and give you ideas how to control yourself:
1. TAKE DEEP BREATHS
Why: Being able to stay calm, relaxed and well balanced during an argument or a conflict depends on the ability to relax your body. Slow and shallow breathing is your body’s response when confronted with arguments, conflicts or stress. Stopping this natural and evolutionary response will help your body to remain calm. Breathe and inhale deeply.
How: Deeply inhale through the nose before slowly exhaling through the mouth. Smooth, deep breaths will cease the production of two stress hormones – adrenaline and cortisol.
2. CONCENTRATE ON YOUR BODY
Why: When you concentrate on physical sensations that arise during a conflict it permits you to mindfully change these physical sensations. When your focus switches to the body, you can feel the tension, shallow breathing, etc. that accompanies