Self Control: Anger
It's okay to be angry. After all, we're only human and anger is a human emotion.
That being said, it's not okay to act out in anger. Almost every time I have ever acted in anger, I did something I immediately, or soon after, regretted.
There are a few techniques for letting go of anger that can be used when you feel yourself getting mad, or even when you feel full blown rage.
1. "Kill them with kindness." It's a common saying, but it rings true, and can help us bite our tongue and hold back unkind words.
2. Communicate: Take 3 deep breaths and try to calmly (even if it's through angry,gritted teeth) communicate to whomever you're angry with, how you're feeling . Say 'I want to finish this conversation after I have had some time to calm down and gather my thoughts." It may not solve the issue, but you'll at least be able to think more clearly.
3. Respond like you're on camera and being recorded. Would you be proud for others to see that rage-induced meltdown? Most likely no.
If I'm angry from something I have no control over, I close my eyes, take a few deep breaths, and remind myself 'I have no control over this, I need to let it go.'
I know these techniques are easier said than done, but when you are able to use self-control at times where it feels impossible to control your anger, you will walk away from the situation feeling empowered.
What helps you overcome moments of anger?