Body bloopers. They occur at the most inopportune time; yawning in front of your boss, sneezing just before kiss and giggling uncontrollably at a funeral. Can those body bloopers, which are thought to be spontaneous and uncontrollable, really controllable? Yes, with these tricks and a little practice, you can avoid embarrassing body bloopers.
How To Stop Yawning
When the yawns hit you and you are having difficulty keeping your eyes open, a little pinch will stop the yawns and wake you up. Grab the fleshy indentation on the back of your hand that’s located between the knucklebones of the little finger and ring finger in a pinch hold. This spot on the hand is called the Gamut point in acupressure and the pinch releases energy boosting adrenaline into the body.
How To Stop A Sneeze
The room is full, but quiet and you feel a sneeze coming on. Stop that sneeze with this trick – place your index and middle finger above your upper lip, just under your nose, and apply firm pressure. Hold until the urge to sneeze goes away. There are a cluster of nerves located just above the upper lip which triggers the tickle in nose, which sends a signal to the brain to sneeze. When pressure is applied, the signal gets short circuited and the sneeze is stopped.
How To Stop Uncontrollable Giggles
A sad occasion, such as a funeral, can trigger a case of uncontrollable giggles. Being nervous and uncomfortable trigger the giggles at these type of inopportune times, and you can stop them by holding your breath and counting. When having a giggling fit, take a deep breath and hold it as you count backwards from 10. This trick automatically slows down the sympathetic nervous system, which is the catalyst behind the giggles.
Big Girls Don’t Cry
At least they don’t cry unless they want too. Stop those inappropriately timed tears with this trick- As soon as you feel the tears welling up, start doing multiplication tables in your head. The concentration required for multiplication will force your mental concentration to switch from the emotional part of your brain to the logical part of your brain and instantly stop the tear flood gate from opening.
Hiccup, Hiccup, Hiccup
Hiccups occur because too much air has been swallowed. Eating too fast causes us to swallow too much air and the hiccups are often released when we get nervous. Stop the hiccups with a little sugar. Place one-half teaspoon of granulated sugar on the back of your tongue and let it dissolve slowly. The sugar will relax the muscles in the diaphragm and stop the noisy, spasmodic reflexes called hiccups.