I think You’ll agree with me when I say:
It’s quite hard to control your anger.
Anger is a raw emotion but there are ways to make it productive!
In today’s post, I am going to give you 4 helpful tips to control your anger…
1. Embrace your anger.
Let yourself feel upset. You’re human! Some people are taught to flee from anything that is negative. A healthy embrace of our anger is necessary to make it productive. Anger serves a moral purpose. Some things in this live are outrageously unfair and it’s frustrating. That is why it’s imperative that you get in touch with why you’re angry. Heck, in some instances, Expressing anger is a step toward healing. Artists embrace their anger through drawing and make brilliant art. Just don’t be like Lord Shiva and shake the world with your anger. We don’t do away with the things we dislike. The anger we feel gives us anxiety because reminds us of our inherent difference to the negativity around us. That is okay. It helps us see that things are beyond our control and that there is work to be done in ourselves and in those around us.
2. Anger can motivate you
Anger can motivate you toward a better action. It’s the power, push, and drive for change in communities. fEmbrace your anger to the extent that it enables you to start thinking about the things you want to more productively. Import your anger into the problems you need to solve and it might help you solve them better. There is a way to surrender your anger to a more productive solution. Or in the words of Scilia Elworthy, “Anger is like gasoline. If you spray it around and somebody lights a match, you’ve got an inferno. But if we can put our anger inside an engine, it can drive us forward.” Very true indeed!
3. Anger can initiate change in your community
Anger sparks change. Anger over injustice or anger over our moral failings has a productive purpose. If you express anger to the members of your community, and you have described your injustice well, then you might just fuel some change. Don’t forget that the civil rights movement began because of a purposed anger over injustice.
4. Applying your anger properly
Anger can be a tool for good. Anger is an ignitor but it is not the fuel for change. Anger steeped in pride won’t accomplish the purposes you have. Anger often will do harm. Anger can shatter communications. Anger can obliterate your bridges to others. So I warn against anger. At the same time, Anger can be righteous. Anger can bring change. Anger can attack the problem, not the person.
How will you apply your anger?
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