Imagine the scene. Your alarm clock fails to go off and you wake up late. You stub your toe on the bed in a rush to get into the bathroom, realise you’re out of toothpaste. In a panic to get ready, you end up shouting at the kids, arguing with your partner and leaving the house in a mood. You drive to work and get in late, you bark at your co-workers, who all keep their distance from you. Then you simmer for hours before you finally calm down.
Now let’s rewind this scene and add in the kind of benefits that come from a steady and sustained martial arts practice. You wake up late, but realising that it’s your own fault for not setting. In the bathroom you find that your partner has used up all the toothpaste, but instead of getting angry at her, you take a deep breath and make a mental note to get some from the store on the way home. Kissing your kids and wife goodbye you leave the house and just manage to get into work on time. Then, You find that one of your co-workers is celebrating their birthday and offers you a slice of cake. Your day is getting better already!