It’s funny, whenever I would get mad when I was young, people would tell me to go cool off.
The funny thing about that is that I would literally do as they said, I would go cool off.
I had a window A/C unit in my room, so that was my preferred place to cool off. I would crank up the air conditioning via the temperature control, typically to the coldest setting. It was smart to do this too because it actually worked. When I started cooling off, I started to forget what made me so angry. Sometimes I feel that anger can be entirely irrational, and you make stupid decisions when you are mad. Perhaps that’s why people say to go cool off, because it helps you clear your mind and come back to reality. Even to this day if my wife and I get into an argument, she will say the same thing to go cool off, and I don’t fight anymore, I just go and crank up the air conditioning system. We actually have HVAC zone control in our home because that is something we used to fight about, the temperature control settings. When we got the HVAC zone control installed, that made it easier for us to get along better. Of course, we still have fights here and there but nothing that is entirely serious. It’s always something we can easily work past, and cooling off is always the best way for me to calm down. My wife makes fun of me sometimes because she thinks that I just like to hear myself yelling.