How to Properly Throw a Little Fit

Is there really a right way to throw a little fit? I think so.

Should I be encouraging people to throw a little fit? I think so.

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Emotion is part of the human experience, so we may as well benefit from it. I love to throw little fits, they actually bring me joy. At this point I should give you an example, a glimpse of my crazy.

Say I miss my turn to take the quick route to yoga because I am not being mindful, I throw a quick fit. It may be an expletive, an exasperated breath, or a little punch to the steering wheel. The more dramatic or ridiculous my reaction, the more likely that I am to giggle at myself. I don’t deny my emotion, I simply quickly move through it.

With my frustration noted and expelled, I pivot. I start affirming that I will make all the lights, traffic will be lighter than anticipated, and I will arrive at the perfect time. I take control of my thoughts and emotions, and I move on from a more neutral point.

How to Properly Throw a Little Fit

  1. Make it quick
  2. Make it dramatic
  3. Make yourself laugh
  4. Pivot to positive or at least neutral
  5. Affirm that all is well
  6. Continue on

A few words of caution follow here. I don’t direct my frustration at anyone, and I know my audience. I don’t indulge in my little fits if the time or circumstances are not appropriate. Other than that, have fun!

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20 thoughts on “How to Properly Throw a Little Fit

  1. You mean there’s a proper way? Not only that I can still do it and be cute all at the same time? I’m loving this. Good morning! πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ. About to throw several. TODAY!

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