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.
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
- Make it quick
- Make it dramatic
- Make yourself laugh
- Pivot to positive or at least neutral
- Affirm that all is well
- 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!