A worrisome state is limiting. It prevents you from reaching your truest potential through lack of focus on what you can control. Conflict at home can be managed through focusing on the moment. Consciousness with each breath will help to remind you that you have the blessings in your life. Focusing on the moment will help you to have a sense of gratitude in your relationships and become more motivated to celebrate your life everyday, instead lurching from one conflict to another!
Challenges of tomorrow rarely affect your ability to enjoy today and be thankful. The more you focus more thankfully on the positives of the present moment, the less likely you will allow the misunderstandings and the conflict of the moment lead to stress and physical violence at home. Protect yourself by knowing when to strategically agree and move on and when to ask for help.
Research has shown that stress and conflict at home is as bad for your health as habitual smoking is to your heart. How can you take care of yourself? Participating in daily exercise will improve your mood and increase your endurance and ability to manage conflicts and stress at home. Stress can lead to increased high blood pressure, increased plaques in blood vessels and increased stress hormones.
Conflicts and stress can affect your health.
As you go through your daily activities, make it a point to walk a little further. One of my favorite tricks for doing this is to park far away from the entrance each time I go to the grocery store or the mall. This will help you take a few more steps everyday. Try it. You will be surprised how effective this can become for you without changing your lifestyle a great deal.
There are several different exercises that you can do to help manage conflict at home. The easiest one is walking. Walking is among the best, as you can easily lose yourself and your troubles by walking. Even if it is just around the block, walking can do wonders for your health. It can also help to reduce your stress level.
You know the other great thing about walking, it is difficult to have a conflict all by yourself. The next time things start heating up at home consider stepping out and going for a walk. If you have a friend you usually walk with, call him or her. There is safety in numbers. Give yourself time to analyze and decide on next steps.