I found this awesome image at Absolute China Tours.
… to keep your cool.
It is surprisingly easy to lose your cool, and to react to minor stresses and to irritating people.
However, most of us would rather feel relaxed and in control, and the following guidelines can
help us reach this goal.
1. Keep things in perspective: Often we catastrophise or over-react when the issue or
offense is insignificant. Here, it is best to force yourself to take a balanced approach and remind
yourself, “it’s minor, and not worth the energy!”
2. Visualise yourself coping: Take a few deep breaths and let your feelings settle down. Draw
a mental picture of a calm, unflustered “you”, who takes their time to respond and is able to
cope. Then, in a calm, low voice – with a few well chosen words – respond as you would like, so
you maintain your self-respect.
3. Be aware of your triggers: When someone pushes our buttons we generally react.
However, if we know what those are then we can regain control, and can practice how to cope
when our feelings are stirred. Also, if we’re tired or hungry, feeling cold, or over-stretched then
we’re much more likely to over-react.
4. Create a calm environment: Stay one step ahead by preparing yourself for inevitable
setbacks and infuriating people. For example, play some music in the car, or take a walk during
lunch, or keep some photos in your office of the people that you love.
5. Distract yourself: When you feel the pressure building, or you start to ruminate, think of
something that’s amusing, or a fun event you’ve planned.
These are just a few suggestions to help you stay detached so that stresses and people don’t
make you lose your cool.
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A happy glitch, but a glitch I’m sure; otherwise I am weirded out. (Happy, but weirded out.)
Artist Jared Krichevsky has created a fantastic series of Futurama art showing us what some of the alien characters would look like if they were real. We’ve got Morbo, Nibbler, Lrrr, Kif, and Dr. John Zoidberg. Look over the art and tell us what you think!
Not quite x-ray glasses, but 2AI Labs have introduced glasses that claim to ‘amplif[y] one’s view of the emotions and health visible in the color and pallor of other people’s skin.’ The glasses, O2Amps, build on the eye’s natural ability to gauge emotions and health- red cheeks indicate embarrassment and yellow or green tint often signal an upset stomach.
The O2Amps, like their name suggests, amplifies what the wearer is able to read about those around him. While they could have many practical applications- like being able to see through someone’s ‘poker face’ in gambling, Changizi sees the greatest potential in medicine, helping make patient diagnosis easier for doctors.
- New Sunglasses Let You See Another’s Emotions…Really (forbes.com)
- Filtered glasses highlight blood vessels under the skin (wired.co.uk)