Anger is an emotion. We have all been angry at one time or another. It IS okay to be angry. It is NOT ok to STAY angry nor is it healthy.
What we do with our anger is most important. We must look for ways to channel it through healthy, productive ways. No one said it was easy but it’s definitely doable.
With the awareness that we are angry and patience that the anger will subside and the willingness to approach what occurred with a calm demeanor, we will be in a much better position to resolve the issue.
Think about a car that is overheating.
You DON’t open the lid immediately or more steam will come out and you will burn yourself.
You DO wait untill the car is cooled off and then you go back and check for leaks or add fluid solving the problem in a much safer environment.
It’s really no different when it comes to anger.
It’s best to NOT react immediately or it can cause more anger and a hostile environment. There should be time to calm down and let the anger pass before addressing the problem that contributed to the anger to begin with. You will be in a better frame of mind, a safer environment and able to make decisions and resolve the issue.
Next time anger shows up and it lingers….. ask yourself “is this benefiting me or harming me“? Cool off. Let the anger pass or find productive outlets to channel the anger.
Life is too short to stay angry. Why do it if you don’t have to? 🤷🏼♀️