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This month has not been a cup of hot tea for me. It has not even tried to be ice tea at all. It just went under the bottom.  NO TEA!!!

First I knocked on the door of depression, yes that is no big deal it happens every month. It is like a visitor I am always expecting.

Though as I was leaving without saying goodbye, my house caught fire.  I lost my kitchen… Don’t play with gas!!!

As I was recovering from that, my childhood friend drowned and my good buddy from college died of cancer.

Now how have I stayed in control, you ask.

I accepted that I was stressed and depressed. So I let the depression take it’s course.

Then I decided to stay away from things I couldn’t predict their outcomes.

Finally the negative emotions and frustrations. You can’t have one and not the other.  So no matter how much I tried to embrace them because they felt comfortable, I still had to act upon them and move on. Shit happens and the world was not standing for me.

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For the purpose of this blog,  I decided to find other resources that could build it up and provide more help to you ;

Here is  Deepak Chopra‘s points on How to Keep in Control 

  • Don’t shut out the stress that is throwing you out of balance.
  • Don’t shut down emotionally. Your body always knows if you are angry, anxious, or resentful, and it reacts negatively in various ways.
  • Don’t go passive and slack. This only makes mind and body become dull, reducing your ability to act when the time for action arises.
  • Don’t become a control freak, someone who is critical, demanding, a perfectionist who constantly finds fault. Control freaks are trying to clamp down on externals while ignoring the real problem, which is inside themselves.
  • Don’t become a slave to rigid routines and ways of thinking. Rigidity feels like control but turns out to be lonely, isolating, and a cause of stress for those who interact with you.
  • Don’t mistake control for harsh self-discipline or dominating others.

What to do to keep in control

  • Look carefully at the daily stresses in your life and address them.
  • Examine if you are adding to the stress in your surroundings. If so, take steps to put an end to it.
  • Be aware of your feelings, especially the negative ones, and take active steps to improve them.
  • Follow a routine that keeps your body in a healthy state of balance, which means at a minimum adequate sleep, regular meals, and avoiding toxins like alcohol and tobacco.
  • Be active. Mild physical activity at least once an hour, such as standing up and stretching, has been shown to keep the body in a state of homeostasis.
  • Recognize the frustrations you face and do what it takes to resolve them.

Hope this was helpful, if so please share it . Thanks.

Patricia Kahill

Patricia Kahill is a multipotentialite Christian entrepreneur, Content Marketing Coach and founder of the Content Marketing agency, Kahill Insights that helps business owners create engaging and interactive content items for digital platforms with a focus on returning a desired outcome. Patricia was the producer of SlamDunk Basketball Talk a show on House of Talent online TV, a former fellow at Harvest Institute for leadership and now an assessor there, and an alumnus of the YELP class of 2017. A member of the BNI Integrity chapter and African Women Entrepreneur Cooperative. She is driven by passion and curiosity, been taking every opportunity that has been given to her with an ambition of stamping her footprint on the world.

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