Be Easy: How to Keep Your Cool

Here's how to stop sweating the small stuff.

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Be Easy, Sis - Are you someone who can go from 1-10 in a minute? Are you prone to losing your cool in high-pressure situations? Here’s how to not sweat the small stuff and how to react to things better. By Kellee Terrell(Photo: Wendy Hope/Getty Images)

Not Everything Is That Deep - Life isn?t perfect. Sometimes the train is running late, or the waiter messes up your order or your boo forgets to put the toilet seat down. Stop acting out over things that don?t matter. Take a breath. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Not Everything Is That Deep - Life isn’t perfect. Sometimes the train is running late, or the waiter messes up your order or your boo forgets to put the toilet seat down. Stop acting out over things that don’t matter. Take a breath. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Get Your Work Out On - I had a boss once that drove me crazy. But when I started working out during lunch at a nearby gym, I would come back and the things he was doing bothered me less. Exercising works off stress and releases our feel-good hormones. (Photo: Jim Cummins/Getty Images)

You're Bored

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Think Before You React - Before you react to a bothersome situation, try giving yourself a second to think first. Having knee-jerk reactions to things can make the situation worse. (Photo: LWA-Sharie Kennedy/Corbis)

On Yoga and Satan - “The purpose of such meditation is to empty oneself. … [Satan] is happy to invade the empty vacuum of your soul and possess it."(Photo: JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images)

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Try Meditation - Meditation, an ancient practice of breathing and chanting beneficial for the mind and body, can work wonders on reducing your stress level and helping you to feel more centered. It can also help you remember what’s important in life.(Photo: JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images)

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Know Your Triggers - Pay attention to when you are more prone to lashing out to certain situations or comments that may not have meant to be hurtful. Sometimes our past trauma can create triggers that invoke that past. (Photo: 68/George Doyle/Ocean/Corbis)

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Know Your Triggers - Pay attention to when you are more prone to lashing out to certain situations or comments that may not have meant to be hurtful. Sometimes our past trauma can create triggers that invoke that past. (Photo: 68/George Doyle/Ocean/Corbis)

It's the Little Things - Have you ever been in conversation with a person you might?ve met once or twice in passing and they remember something about you? Your instant reaction is usually, ?Wow, you remembered?? Being observant and paying attention to small details always makes a huge impact when connecting with someone.  (Photo: Mark Edward Atkinson/Tracey Lee/Getty Images)

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Talk It Out With Friends First - Before we confront people who get on our nerves and/or are disrespectful, sometimes venting to loved ones first and getting their advice can help. From there, try coming up with healthier strategies to deal with who and what is bugging you. (Photo: Mark Edward Atkinson/Tracey Lee/Getty Images)

Emotionally Unavailable - If he is responsive and admits his previous wrongdoings, then this is a good step in the right direction. On the other hand, if he shuts down or refuses to discuss what happened in the past, then he is stuck in his stubborn ways or not emotionally invested. Either way, his lack of responsiveness and emotional availability are questionable.   (Photo: Image Source/Getty Images)

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Work on Calmer Communication - When something is popping off, whether at home, at work or on the train, remember that screaming isn’t always the best answer. Practice the art of “checking” folks in a calm and intelligent manner that expresses your point of view and can turn down the heat of the situation. (Photo: Image Source/Getty Images)

Explore the World Around You

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Learn to Walk Away - Some fights are not worth it, especially with strangers. Learn to chalk some things up as people just being miserable. You have too much to lose over nonsense. You are worth more and are better than that. (Photo: Ariel Skelley/Getty Images)

Not Sweating the Small Stuff - Stable emotional and mental health is such an important part of maintaining overall good health. This year, I am not going to internalize negativity around me: Demanding people, unsupportive “friends,” unnecessary drama and stupidity on social media sites. Instead, I am going to channel that energy into my writing, films, activism and weight loss plan. (Photo: Image Source/Getty Images)

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Remember: You Control Your Emotions - In the end, when confrontations occur, remember you are the master of your emotions and reactions. If you are having problems controlling your anger, consider talking to a professional therapist for help. (Photo: Image Source/Getty Images)