How to manage your emotions under pressure

Relationships are extremely fragile, one wrong word, a bad mood, or any mishandled conflict can permanently damage any relationship.  With this being said it is very important to think before you speak.  This sounds easy enough but when we are stressed and under pressure, words just start pouring out!  Taking slow deep breaths will calm you down and give you a few minutes to think about what you are going to say.  Do you need to work on managing your emotions?  Ask yourself the following questions:

Does my temper ever get me into trouble?

Do I sometimes rub people the wrong way? What’s the price I pay for this?

When was the last time I promised to change a habit and I did?

How far could my career go if I eliminated one or two counterproductive behaviors?

How much time and energy do I spend feeling hurt, guilty, inadequate, worried, or anxious?

How much emotional energy do I waste by overreacting?

Are any of my bad habits rubbing off on my kids?

If your answers to these questions upset you then you need to learn how to control your emotions before they get the best of you!  Think about taking a Yoga or Pilates  class.  Eating a well balanced diet and starting a regular exercise routine will also help get your mind thinking clearly.  When you learn to control your emotions you will be able to take control of your life.  Please visit for a list of helpful resources.