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Count Backward From 100 In Sevens To Prevent Emotional Meltdown In Public
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Count Backward From 100 In Sevens To Prevent Emotional Meltdown In Public


There are things we can control and things we cannot. However, there are things we can control, yet we often fail to - like our emotions. If you are someone who often has a problem in keeping your emotions in check, especially in public, here is a simple hack for you.

In one of the most upvoted Reddit post in recent times, user Mkelseyroberts says that "when you are about to cry, count backward from 100 in sevens to maintain your composure. The Redditor attributes this genius life hack to author Julie Holland.

In her book Moody Bitches, Holland suggests thinking of rhyming words or counting backward by seven from 100 to force your brain to switch gears from emotional to rational activity. She says, "this advice is directed at people who have made the decision to hold off on crying until another time, for whatever personal reason, not to discourage people from crying". So, next time may be you can hold of those tears for a little longer by this hack.

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