Wouldn’t it be cool if life was like a video game, one where you’re gifted multiple lives? Well, it’s not.
You only get one, they say, and it would behoove you to take notice of your mortality.
One day you will die, that’s inevitable, but it’s not necessarily a guarantee that you’ll live while you’re alive. Do you know what sheds precious time off of your already brief stint here on earth – anger! Being angry is so easy, so simple, so childishly natural, for some. Why is that? It’s due to a deep-rooted lack of control.
You struggle at practicing emotional restraint and it’s not a new issue. Anger is a seed that’s typically planted in your youth and it grows, festers even, into your adult life and you let it because it’s been with you for two plus decades. You’re comfortable in it, you bathe in it, on occasion, and state that it was ”necessary.”
Anger is almost never necessary, it’s simply an option. Your other options are acceptance, happiness, joy, avoidance, indifference. Apply the following five steps, in order, when you feel yourself becoming angry.
Step 1: Breathe.
Deep breaths, at least five.
Step 2: Ask yourself is it worth it?
Is it worth the reaction? Will your reaction change the outcome?
Step 3: Ask yourself does this deserve your energy?
Your energy is precious, don’t waste it on uncontrollable events.
Step 4: Listen to or hum music that raises your frequencies.
Music is a peace-keeper and mood changer, trust in it.
Step 5: Pray and meditate frequently.
Work tirelessly to find your center, the closer you get to it, the harder it will be for others to throw you off balance.
Say this to yourself, ”I am not angry. I am not untamed. I am in control of my emotions, my reactions and my responses. It’s my life, my choices, my moments. I own who I am. This life will be a happy one.”
You got this!
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