Try Not To Talk in a Mean Voice. Try Again. And Again
I follow many resolutions meant to keep me from boiling over.
Posted Jul 30, 2012
They don’t like this, and I don’t like this. These outbursts are short, but they really sour the atmosphere of our home. Paradoxically, too, I often behave worse afterwards, instead of better, because my guilt about losing my temper puts me in a bad mood, which makes it even harder to behave myself.
I follow many resolutions meant to keep me from boiling over in this way. I get enough sleep. I get up earlier so I have time to get organized in the morning. I don’t let myself get too hungry. I make more time to read. I manage mild pain and discomfort. I enforce a quitting time on myself. I try to make a joke when things that go wrong.
I’m doing better (I think). But still, many times each week, I act in this way.
Do you struggle to keep your temper with your family? What resolutions work for you? I could really use a few more to add a few more into the mix.
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