This post from ZenHabits provides a simple mantra to use when things get a little too much or you feel like you are about to lose your cool:
- Sit still for a moment. Notice the irritation or hurt. Notice how it feels, and stay with that sensation for a moment.
- Now, with a feeling of genuine kindness and love, say to yourself, “May I find an end to my pain. May I be happy.” Try to genuinely wish this for yourself.
- Repeat it several times, until it feels very genuine. Feel free to repeat it a few more times if it helps.
Full post here.