"When I was growing up my father used to count out loud to ten when he was angry with my sisters and me. It was a strategy he, and many other parents, use to cool down before deciding what to do next".
"The truth is, this exercise is a wonderful way to spend a minute or two whether or not you're angry. I've incorporated this strategy into my daily life simply because it's relaxing and I enjoy it. Often, it helps me to keep from getting angry in the first place".