“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha
Do you have strategies for eliminating anger when it shows up in your life?
Out of all our emotions, one of the most toxic ones we hold onto for far too long is anger. Anger usually shows up when something is unfair, and when we hold onto that feeling of resentment and we harbor it in our physical system, it can show up as dis-ease. When this happens, it can boil over into all different parts of your life, infiltrating your relationships, your attitude, and even your confidence.
In this episode of The Elevated Life podcast, we’re sharing “3 Strategies for Eliminating Anger” so you can learn tips and tools to manage your anger and prepare yourself, so you don’t fully snap. If you’ve struggled with anger and you’re finding it hard to control yourself when you snap at people, this episode is absolutely for you!
Tune in to hear:
✨ How to recognize your triggers of what makes you angry
✨ Mindfulness practices to utilize in the moment when you feel anger arising
✨ Ways you combat anger from the past and start to forgive
✨ A permission slip to walk away from any negative or anger producing situations
3 Strategies for Eliminating Anger
Loving yourself is the first step to managing your anger and living a fulfilling life. Instead of constantly seeking validation and approval from others, we must learn to give ourselves the love and acceptance we deserve. When we lack self-love, we experience frustration and disappointment, leading to negative emotions like anger. But when we start to cultivate love and appreciation for ourselves, we stop expecting others to fulfill our needs and start taking responsibility for our own happiness. By changing our attitude and prioritizing self-love every day, we can elevate our energy and feel more empowered in every aspect of our lives. Let’s make self-love a regular practice and watch how it transforms our lives for the better!
Put The Energy into Exercising
When we exercise, we create motion which helps to transform our emotions into something positive. Whether it’s hitting the gym, going for a walk, dancing or simply laughing, movement is key. It’s important to start slow and gradually build up to avoid injury and also avoid the temptation to dump all our emotions at once. By incorporating exercise into our daily routine, we can slowly but surely start to release some of the top energy, making it easier for us to deal with the remaining anger in a calm and centered way. So let’s choose to move our bodies and transform our emotions into positive energy!
Realize You Can Walk Away
When emotions are running high, it can be tempting to get caught up in drama and conflict. But it’s important to remember that you have the power to walk away from a situation that doesn’t feel right. Give yourself permission to step away, even if it’s just for a moment. Take a breather, collect your thoughts, and consider reaching out to a friend who can help lift you up and put you in a positive state of mind. When you’re feeling more centered and grounded, you’ll be better equipped to communicate your feelings clearly and come to a resolution that works for everyone involved. Remember, it’s okay to take a step back and prioritize your emotional well-being.
Highlights from this episode:
(03:19) The first strategy for eliminating anger.
(05:40) A reminder to think before you speak.
(06:09) How to recognize in your body when you are feeling angry.
(06:55) What Brit and Chris do to combat feelings of anger when they arise in their body.
(08:17) Another strategy to help manage angry emotions before they come up
(11:36) The harm in using anger to get a “revenge body.”
(12:36) Your permission slip to walk away.
(15:41) Ways to use your breath to expel angry emotions.
(18:43) How to recognize if you are making progress in healing from anger.
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