Don't stress about the little things! Here's how to avoid the heart-racing response to life's little annoyances, courtesy of Dr. Johathan Smith, author of Relaxation, Meditation, and Mindfulness.
- The first annoying situation: you have to park far away because a thoughtless driver took up two parking spaces. The best way to stay cool: expect the aggravation, and dodge it completely. In other words, always park at the far end of the parking lot. And you'll enjoy a stress-free, calorie burning walk wherever you go.
- Next annoyance: the people in front of you sneak extra items through the express checkout line. The stay-cool solution: breathe in for 4 counts, and exhale. Repeat a couple times, then peruse the tabloids for a free laugh while you wait.
- And the final annoying situation: paying good money for a movie, then having to sit through all those advertisements! What can you do? Find a commercial-free theatre. Yes, they actually do exist. You'll find a list of ad-free movie theatres in your area at Shiny Blue Grasshopper .com.