This week’s excerpt is one of the daily readings from Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time – Inspiration and Practical Tips for Successful Treatment.
“When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.” —Mark Twain
Scientists have studied people who cuss when responding to pain. Those who let loose swear words are less sensitive to pain and are able to endure discomfort for longer durations. Now that is one study that I would not want to volunteer for. What if I was put in the group that had to endure pain without swearing? In fact, the moment I was told I would have to endure pain, I’d probably say, “hell no” before the study even got started.
Tip for Today: If swearing isn’t against your moral code, then go ahead and say those four-letter words after you stub a toe or slam a finger in the door. It’s probably best not to do this in public. Although it is good to let our feelings out, don’t direct your anger toward others. Take action to let go of your feelings and move on.