Try these three methods instead. And believe me, you will be glad at the end that you did not end up in a hospital with a fractured head.
Alternatively, you could also put on your favourite playlist to shut out the world. Now, take a book and a fancy pen (though for most times, I end up writing with whichever pen I can get my hands on). If you’re a technology person, you could also use your laptop, but the actual process of writing, the rhythm of it, adds to the calming process. And just start writing. It doesn't have to be ornate, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but it lets you be YOU. Vent out all your frustrations and let out all your worries, without the fear of being judged. As Natalie Goldberg says, “Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.” And by the time you’re down, you will be composed enough to approach your problems objectively and energised enough to slay them all.
It doesn’t matter which method you apply, but what is essential is that you should relax. Frustration will only lead to messing things up and if you have to do what you’re supposed to, why not do it with a calm mind and a smiling face?
Written by Aneri Doshi
What makes my heart race? Books, Coffee and Rain