Feeling Upset

Feeling upset or agitated is a sign or red flag that we are taking the wrong approach to a situation in our lives. Perhaps we’re making an unrealistic demand of someone or making an unfair judgment of a person or ourselves or a situation or allowing negative thoughts to dominate our minds. If we can catch ourselves early it is easier to turn the situation around. Even if we have become very upset it’s never too late to start to feel more calm and relaxed.

It’s helpful to remove ourselves from the upsetting event for a while and return when we feel more balanced. We can practice witnessing the situation rather than making it worse by adding more detrimental thinking. We can cultivate a more positive view of the situation or person involved. Practicing easy, deep, smooth breathing will help us feel more relaxed mentally and physically. 

What has been your experience?