“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you ever struggle with managing your anger when it arises?
Your mind is a tool for you to use to improve your life, and when you’re angry, it doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with you! Several triggers can cause you to feel heavy and angry, which could stop you from moving forward with your dreams.
In this episode of The Elevated Life podcast, we’re sharing 4 Tools for Managing Anger” so that you can learn how to control your anger and shift the negative energy into feeling empowered. If you want to change how you handle your emotions, especially your anger, this episode is for you!
Tune in to hear:
✨ How to overcome and manage anger
✨ Ways to shift your thoughts and emotion from positive to negative
✨ What to do when your anger arises
✨ How to communicate when you’re angry
4 Tools for Managing Anger
Respond Instead of React
Our mind is always trying to protect us, but we must learn to get into a responding mode rather than a fear-based reaction. Taking a pause is the most simple and the most effective thing to do when you’re angry. In addition, acknowledge your triggers, remember that anger breeds anger, and always find a way to overcome it and still choose love.
Change Your Self Talk
Did you know that 85 percent of self-made millionaires read two or more books per month? When you recognize that anger is arising, remember that emotions are energy. Pause for a moment and ask yourself, what good can you come from this? That automatically shifts you into a new mindset, which creates new self-talk.
Check Your Expectations
We often lack the openness and honesty to communicate with the people around us. We are not open to knowing what each other needs. Speak up, and don’t expect people to be inside your mind because they will never understand it if you don’t express it verbally. We’re all walking around aimlessly and clueless until we figure things out.
Move Your Body
Instead of pouting and building ideas about how angry you are, shift your mindset and the physical energy by moving your body. Go outside, work out and express that energy. You might need to yell it out or pound it on the pillow. Whatever you do, just start moving your body and start being physical.
Highlights from this episode:
(00:46) What is anger?
(01:45) Finding the stress in your life will lead you to discovering your triggers
(02:43) Our first tool to help manage your anger
(04:30) Swapping perspectives with the other person
(05:33) The second tool for managing your anger
(05:42) Emotions are energy in motion
(06:39) Our third tool to help manage your anger
(07:25) How small situations lead up to bigger ones
(8:11) The fourth tool for managing your anger
(11:41) How to recognize when you have released your anger
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As leaders, we know the importance of emotional maturity.
And of all the emotions we feel, one has the potential to absolutely empower or destroy our lives: anger.
When it helps us, we use anger as motivation to go after our goals, as fuel to give us a burst of energy in dangerous situations, or as a signal something in our life needs to change.
The problem is the other side of anger (the one wrapped in guilt, shame, resentment, jealousy, and rage). 🤬🤬🤬
We have to find ways to channel anger positively instead of letting it devastate us.
That’s why we’re so excited to teach you our strategies for cultivating inner peace in the Eliminating Anger masterclass.
💫 What causes you to feel anger and the high price of bottling it up
💫 Our simple method for letting things go
💫 4 ways to deal with anger when it arises
💫 How to open your heart even if you’ve been hurt in the past
💫 How to transform resentment into love
💫 Plus 3 Powerful Meditations to Integrate All the Training