How to take ur own stitches out

How to take ur own stitches out –> breath.

Last night I spent my Friday night taking my stitches out of my thumb.

My doctors here are on vacation and my stitches were snagging on stuff and hurting to the point I decided to take them out myself.

I don’t if you’ve ever taken your own stitches out but, it’s kinda surreal.

I felt like I was in a movie.

Because they were in my thumb they were really small, extremely sensitive and required precision to cut them.

I used cuticle trimmers to cut them and my iPhone’s camera’s light to see them.

Every time I would get close to the stitch with the snippers, BOTH HANDS would start to tremble. (just typing this brings a physical reaction to my hands!)

That’s fear, that’s anxiety, rearing it’s ugly face.

When I got close and they started to shake, I just took a deep breath and exhaled to relax. Then took another huge breath and …


An a few of them I had to wait a few minutes to let the adrenaline settle down so I could actually pull the cut stitch out.

Breathing is such a power tool to control nerves.

Just the mere fact of reminding yourself to calm down, to breath can help you immensely.

The moment I had my accident, I was in water. I remember telling myself, “stay calm, you’re going to go into shock, relax, breath, now get out of the water”.

Breathing will work for you too:

When you’re stepping in front of a group and your nerves are getting the best of you, you’re having a physical reaction, like your knees knocking…. take a HUGE breath in, and command yourself to calm down.

Have a meta – conversation with yourself. Let your mind know you are aware of what’s going on and that you’re in control.

Make this a practice of yours (breathing and reminding your psyche that are the master) like one does with yoga, religious study, meditation etc.

This week in the Chiro Speaking Club we will putting up training called “Identity 2.0 — The Psychological Switch That Will Increase Your Influence, Impact & Income”

This is going to be some of the most important lectures of your life. Your identity isn’t just to with speaking, it’s what controls how you show up in all areas of your life: A spouse, a parent, physical fitness, self-confidence… everything.

In addition to this NEW training you’ll also learn:

— The simple technique to ensure your audience stays engaged, entranced and playing an active role in your talk instead of sneakily checking their phone and “liking” posts on Facebook. (If they’re liking Facebook, they ain’t liking your talks)

— How to unlock the unlimited power your identity has to offer. You’ll not only become a nuclear powerhouse speaker, but you’re whole life will open up to new possibilities.

Here’s where to sign up:

Onward and upward,

Jeff Paro
The Chiro Speaking Company

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