3. Think positively.
Look to the bright side. Develop a "can do" attitude. Worry only to
the point that motivates you to prepare for the problem, then hope
for the best. A positive mental attitude not only eliminates lots
of swearing, it brings you contentment and brightens your personality.
4. Practice being patient.
When you are stuck in line or in traffic, ask yourself if a few more
minutes matters. Be honest -- does it really matter? If so, and you
have no control of the situation, plan the rest of your day or do
the thinking that you say you never have time to do. Talk to someone,
even a stranger in line with you.
5. Cope, don't cuss.
We live in an imperfect world, yet our expectations continually increase.
Each day can be filled with aggravations, delays, disappointments
and frustrations. The fact is, we have to deal with them anyway. So
stop cussing and learn to cope. Consider even the smallest annoyance
a challenge, and feel proud of yourself for taking care of it cheerfully
6. Stop complaining.
Before you start griping or whining about something, remind yourself
of a very important reality: no one wants to hear it! Why would they?
Avoid complaining about matters that you and the people with you have
no control over. For all other complaints, try to offer a rational
solution. Others will admire your common sense, wisdom and calm approach
to the problem.