When there is an argument going on in our home and the emotional atmosphere is escalating … what should we do?
‘Easy said than done,’ I hear you saying, but keeping calm in the midst of turmoil can absolutely help.
Keeping calm is like a circuit breaker. It helps cool the emotions so that we can take more appropriate actions; be more responsible with our words and actions.
There is a proverb that says, ‘hot tempers start fights, a calm, cool spirit keeps the peace,’ I think we would agree is true.
How can I be calm when there’s turmoil?
Take some deep breaths … this changes your physiology.
If you feel you need to take a short walk, take one. It will give you a better perspective on the situation so you can re-engage in a better frame of mind. It also allows you to understand what’s going on in you.
But you can also do this in the face of people as well. Take some deep breaks and perhaps say to yourself; ‘I’m going to remain calm here,’ ‘I don’t want to inflame this situation,’ ‘I will speak softly.’
Keep calm and bring a cool spirit.