One Tip to Help You Keep Your Cool When Things Heat Up

Is every conversation you have with your family members or co-workers perfectly calm, controlled and pleasant? (I know, I know, you’re laughing!) Married women: ever had one of those conversations with your husband where you get heated, he gets heated and then ... bang! A full-blown fight explodes.

Moms: ever had one of those conversations with your teenager where you get heated, she gets heated and then ... bang! A full-blown fight explodes?

Working women: ever had one of those conversations with your co-worker where you get heated, she gets heated and then ... bang! Hopefully a full-blown fight doesn’t explode, but inside, are you an inferno?

None of us want that in our relationships. So, what can you do to prevent it or break the “heat, heat, bang, explode” pattern?

Pour a glass of water.

Here’s what I mean. old a full glass of water so you can hold a full conversation without things getting out of hand.

If you’re a potential over-reactor or nuclear reactor when it comes to conflict, to keep yourself from flying off the handle, hold a full glass of water as you talk about your issue.

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