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Composing A More Calm You

Composing a composed attitude

Ever been in a situation wherein you just can’t take it anymore and would just like to go Rambo then start shooting everything/everyone/him/her/them in sight? Well, everyone has their own degree of dust threshold that enables them to momentarily hold that *achoo0oO*, but everyone has their limit and once reached would trigger them to sneeze at any moment given the right dose of dust spec. I for one am a calm person, but I need to be calm as I need to exude a certain persona as can’t go prima donna at the office as I have my superiors to report to and minions (to a lesser extent) to attend with, aside from the fact that society (HR?) has already set a fixed demeanour on how an employee should behave within the confines of his second home as well as how a working environment is supposed to feel/look like (screw that work-life balance bullcrap, how would there be balance if weekdays outnumbers weekends and holidays combined by almost 70% - well, this is probably for another blog in itself).We’ve all experienced self-control back when we were on school, thru ugly teachers, ridiculously hard quizzes, bonehead bullies, waking-up early, annoying seatmates. After school, you go through another set of test that would make you ask yourself what’s the point of that ceremony called graduation when you still have to put up with all the same crap in the office (this time, you have ugly bosses, ridiculously high quotas, stupid managers, tardiness, incompetent co-workers.

Now back to the topic, how do keep yourself composed when you’re in a middle of blowing up. Here are 3 tips that have always helped me out during my less than few Zen-less moments.

1. WWJD?

Yeah, what would he do? I think he and Buddha are the most perfect epitome of keeping yourself composed, I know it’s next to impossible, so let’s move on to number

2. Think about your loved ones

Does this work? Well, it sometimes does, especially when you have fond memories back home, but this could be a hard pill to swallow in some instances (what if you think about home and remember your mortgages, instead of helping you cope with the current challenges, it further disheartens you. Or upon being scold and humiliated in class, you remember having your siblings being petted by having better grades than yours. Yikes!).

3. Count 1 to 10

Yeah, ignore everything that’s going on, keep calm while your lined-up at the cashier and watch counter 1 and 3 progress along on their nth customer while you’re still stuck in line because either the cashier is too sloppy or the customer they are attending to is just too slow/stupid (or a combination of both).

…but sometimes, the best way to be composed is to let out that Stallone inside you and Rocky Balboa your emotions, cause you’ll feel much more calm once you blurt out that slur of emotion. After all, there’s no better feeling than releasing that cheeseburger you ate last night or that smoke bomb you keep holding in during your 3pm meeting at your boss’ cubicle. Sometimes, it’s also as important in staying composed in your outbursts (if at all possible), as you wouldn’t like to look like a fool while you’re on your tantrums right (just avoid adding fuel to the fire). There’s a difference between watching lawyers flare up in courtrooms versus baboons in congress slugging it out.


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