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When Tempted to Blow--Put a Lid On It!

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Ever feel like life has become somewhat of a pressure cooker or a series of one thing after the other? ...::Does any of this banter sound familiar ?....::: "My kids are driving me crazy!! ... My Mother- in- law drives me nuts! .....:: "So-and-So makes my blood boil!" ……"I am .so mad I could spit nails!! ...My Co-worker is getting on my last nerve !" ."My spouse knows how to push my buttons and get my dander up all at the same time!! ..." I feel like I could blow a cork !"..." If one more thing happens I am going to scream !"..." I don't know how much more I can take!"

Ever been there?

.. Most likely saying any of these things one time or occasionally with a negative reaction might not cause obvious harm, or none of us would be here LOL ! ..:: but practice these over a lifetime and see what can happen! … For health's sake, let's all take a deep breath and put a lid on our emotions !

What do you do when you feel yourself coming to a slow boil over a 'rude' comment someone said? …:::OR just when your are turning into a parking stop, someone zips in and takes it!



We may feel the pot starting to simmer but may we use caution before it comes to a full boil!

The voice of wisdom knows when to 'speak up' and not stifle emotions or problems, yet, lets us know when it is time to 'simmer down' and step away.



Living with Stress can be like a walking time bomb waiting to explode!

Every time we start to vent but proceed to blow a gasket, things happen inside.
As one spark friend said, After she and her husband had a 'heated argument' he had a heart attack on the spot!



Blowing the lid can start with simmering but quickly escalate to a full boil.
As anger rises so does blood pressure!
Arteries constrict putting a major squeeze on the main arteries to our heart and our brain! ::
As blood flow decreases to the brain we do not think as clearly.

Have you ever wondered what people were doing BEFORE a heart attack or stroke ?
Not likely they will be asked when admitted to the hospital.

Conclusion:

We know that Strength training is an important part of fitness-but why not include our mind so we are prepared to deal with the things that possibly "get our goat, make our blood boil, and push our buttons? ..



On that, have a peaceful day and thanks for stopping by! … emoticon
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  • no profile photo BONDMANUS2002
    Absolutely
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  • FUNLOVEN
    I feel like our society has decided to ignore that "voice of wisdom" most of the time and I wish they would "put a lid on it"! I have some emotions that stir my pot and lead me to unhealthy eating, but anger is not one of them, thank goodness. As you mentioned, life is way to short to be angry and stressed about the little things in our days.

    I loved the last quote in your blog and saved it to my faves!
    2 days ago
  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    emoticon best to walk away when it gets too heated. I sometimes wish I had said something many times, but when I did not, life went on and I am fine and so are they. I do believe I spoke up when needed, never boiling over though. emoticon
    2 days ago
  • JANROLG
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  • RASPBERRY56
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  • LCDDUB
    Great blog and thoughts...your number of comments reflects your ability to communicate an important message to us all. Something I need to practice...

    Carpe Diem

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    2 days ago
  • TRENTDREAMER
    "but why not include our mind so we are prepared to deal with the things that possibly "get our goat, make our blood boil, and push our buttons?"
    * Extremely well said. Thanks for posting this.

    Anger is one of those "negative" emotions that is hard to discuss. Thanks for talking real on this.
    2 days ago
  • no profile photo BONDMANUS2002
    Absolutely
    2 days ago
  • THINCPL2004
    Great advice! When things start to get me angry, I will stop what I am doing! Find a quiet corner, close my eyes and just mediate on my breathing! Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • LKWQUILTER
    Thanks for the info. I knew anger raises the bp but hadn’t really thought about it damaging my cardio health. emoticon
    3 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Great blog and it really makes me think. Years ago I took an influencing class and disengaging was one of the techniques and you remind us that it a very important tool for us.

    3 days ago
  • SMORSEBVR
    Great advice but hard to do sometimes
    3 days ago
  • PATRICIAANN46
    We all have stress in our life and most of us have probably come up with some inventive ways to handle it. I try to think about what is stressing me and whether or not it is important enough to even acknowledge. If not, I put it out of my mind. If it is a person, especially one who thinks that he/she is perfect and runs you down if you don't fit his/her mold, I put them out of my life. It has worked beautifully so far.

    Thanks for another great blog, Jan.

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    3 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    I guess I have been real lucky with jobs I have had, family and friends. I have really never had to blow a gasket toward them. Or maybe it just simmers inside and I don't pay attention to it.
    As for the strength exercising, I do feel it is very important, and I need to get back to doing it more than once a week like the past two weeks. Will be making that a goal starting this coming week to improve on making Strength exercise days increase.
    3 days ago
  • REDROBIN47
    Well said. What works best for me when I have those feelings is prayer and forgiveness. We need to turn the other check sometimes and just walk away. Thanks for another great blog.
    3 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    Thanks
    3 days ago
  • MSROZZIE
    I enjoyed reading your blog. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I try not to get stressed out, because I'm already taking high blood pressure meds. I try to listen to what's being said and if I can't get my point across, I quietly ask myself - What would Jesus do? That little pause works for me!
    3 days ago
  • PELESJEWEL
    Blogging is definitely 'Your Thing', you do it daily and dispense your outlook on all of us in Sparkland, its almost always an interesting read, thank you!

    "Put a LID on it" is good food for thought for someone like me. In my line of business, most situations are already blown up, so I'm the one that has to go in and try to put the lid on the situation. Sometimes you can't put the lid back on because everyone involved is blown up. Perhaps that is why I don't fear it, I move towards it, cattle in all the pieces, in that state, there is no lid to put back on. The boiling point is raging, all you can do is bring the boil down, and pray, that you can get it to a simmer, if you can get it to the simmer, than you can get the LID back on and quick!
    3 days ago
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  • VALLEYGIRLSPAGE
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  • -SHOREIDO-
    Thanks for the great blog!! My lid holder is a good book that I can hide myself in by crawling into another world. ~
    3 days ago
  • no profile photo BONDMANUS2002
    Absolutely
    3 days ago
  • AQUAGIRL08
    Great reminder! Bottling up our emotions until we're ready to explode isn't good for us or those around us. I've always used exercise to combat stress. It works pretty well, but, we still need to figure out why we are getting so stressed. Getting it out and dealing with it trumps everything else. Yes it's unpleasant and can be painful but until you lance the infection, it continues to fester.
    3 days ago
  • no profile photo GRAMPIAN
    Good advice. emoticon
    4 days ago
  • TEDDYTEDDY
    I seem to have a short circuit in my head. When I get angry I quickly revert to sadness and depression but it often starts out as anger. I read somewhere that depression is anger turned inward and that seems to be what I have “learned” to do when things aren’t going well for me. I have recently purchased a book regarding Resiliance and living a happy life, now I need to read it as dealing with my feelings in a different manner would make my life more enjoyable. emoticon
    4 days ago
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  • SPARKINON
    A timely reminder, thank you!! Needed to read this!! And from it, a new mantra "cuss out" - and reminder all in one - is born! ....... "Oh, for Health's Sake!!!!", hehe, awesome, love it! Happy Sparkin'!
    4 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
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  • DESERTDREAMERS
    We used to get a fair number of patients in the Emergency Department with chest pain (with or without alcohol on board) with chest pain, hypertension, etc after “arguing with the family. They were literally about to blow their tops!
    4 days ago
  • GETULLY
    Great thoughts. Stress is a huge contributor to health problems.
    4 days ago
  • MARKSMOM3
    emoticon I love that Mark Twain quote. emoticon
    4 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
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  • HOLLYM48
    Several years ago I was letting work get to me in a very bad way and I was having a really hard time. I realized I need to find a way to cope or look for a new job as I didn't want to feel horrible every single day of my life and end up with more health problems than these people were worth. Thank God I was able to find ways to cope and to let it go and not to let them push my buttons.
    You gave some great advice. We need to find ways to stay calm and to let things go instead of irritating us until we are ready to blow.
    Stay cool and calm.
    Hugs!
    4 days ago
  • JAJABEE1717
    If we only understood that most of the anger we direct at others goes unnoticed and does more harm to us than anyone else. Thanks for putting it so informatively!

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  • KITTYHAWK1949
    easier said than done especially with teenage son but I try. thanks
    4 days ago
  • SUSMANNIE
    You have to pick your battles. Or sidestep them. Good advice!
    4 days ago
  • 97MONTY
    Well said
    4 days ago
  • no profile photo BONDMANUS2002
    Absolutely
    4 days ago
  • BLITZEN44
    Most battles aren't worth fighting. We are all unique individuals and have our own opinions and choose to conduct our lives differently from one another. Funny that as adults, we all know this, have the hardest time remembering it when our own emotions come into play. Agree to disagree, live and let live! Great blog! emoticon
    5 days ago
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  • AZMOMXTWO
    I need to work on my more
    5 days ago
  • OVERWORKEDJANET
    Well said!
    I've learned to see a "blow up" by someone and try to peel away the why. The smallest things between me and my loved ones bundle up to be big. Tackling the rolling eyes, grunts and sighs at the beginning instead of ignoring them has helped me a lot!
    5 days ago
  • DEEGIRL50
    When I reach this point at work, I have a wonderful boss who will remind "will it matter 3 years from now?" or she will sing "let it go" with me. It's a great stress buster. Also, when someone pulls in front of me in traffic and then drives slow, I say "thank you for saving me from a ticket."

    This world can be a stressful place. Learning to relax is important.
    5 days ago
  • NOMI_822
    Jan, I've said all of those at one time or another. It one time in my life I would get hives all up and down left arm, the kids called it my "mad meter" and would hit the outside areas before I blew a gasket. I'm over that just walk away from stress when I can. Congrats on popular blog post, you're Awesome Girlfriend! A true inspiration! emoticon emoticon
    5 days ago
  • LIS193
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    I clean when I am angry.. the other day someone was hurtful and thoughtless when I asked her to take care of a situation and I vented my spleen but cleaning the rental where we are staying top to bottom ~ not my place but it sure felt good!
    5 days ago
  • LESLIELENORE
    The initial reaction of righteous indignation has its place, but then I need to stop and see what really is happening and what I am really upset about... and it usually isn’t what I am indignant about (or at least what I initially said upset me)...
    5 days ago
  • 3VEGGIES
    Thank you! Never heard the Mark Twain quote before.
    5 days ago
  • PAMBROWN62
    “Every day is not good but there is good in every day.” These days, in every situation, I look for that good.
    5 days ago
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