4. TIME OUT
4. Time Out
It happens to every couple… a misunderstanding or difference of opinion gains energy and an argument takes over. Research shows that once we get emotionally aroused in an argument, our ability to regulate our words, thoughts and emotions diminishes.
Learnt all the communication and conflict resolution skills?
Forget it! When you’re emotionally flooded, your body and brain is in defence mode and all those skills get left behind.
So call a ‘time out’ and give yourselves some space to cool off. It takes around half an hour for your body to physiologically recover, so use the time to self-soothe by breathing deeply, taking a walk, saying a prayer or getting a cup of tea.