Counting to Ten is Stupid!
You’ve all heard that before, right, especially in dealing with anger? Take a deep breath and count to ten.
“But I don’t want to count to ten, ok?! I’m mad, or I’m freaked out, or I’m too down right now.”
Alright, so maybe counting to ten is not stupid, but it’s certainly insufficient.
“Why should I take a deep breath and count to ten, anyway? What’s in it for me, huh?”
Well, quite a bit actually!
Think of it this way—when you are stressed, angry, freaked out, etc, there is likely an imbalance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your body, and this doesn’t feel good at all.