Proverbs 17:27 - A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
Do you know someone who has an even-tempered personality? What exactly does that look like? Someone who stays calm in stressful situations, doesn't fly into a rage, lets the little things go and doesn't get ruffled or annoyed easily, and doesn't get excited over everything.
So, how many of you out there fit into this description? Not many, right? Usually I don’t get ruffled or annoyed easily, but I easily become disturbed; not calm, but anxious.
Find some tips on how to be calm in wikihow.com's article, “How to be Calm,” such as avoiding negativity and trying aromatherapy.
Also, as the Bible verse above says, restraining your words by not immediately responding in a negative fashion can help you understand things better and can cause you to be even-tempered.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.