Here are some of the ways I cope with my anger and keep it from coming between me and others. What are some of your strategies? Please feel free to share in the comments.
- I repeat to myself “anger boomerangs” and it’s worse when it comes back at me. The consequences are very unpleasant and are not worth the brief benefit of telling someone what I think or expressing my anger in front of others. I remember the last time I lashed out at someone in anger and remind myself that my relationship with that individual never fully recovered from the damage.
- I do, however, acknowledge my anger (to myself) and look beyond the anger to uncover what’s driving it. If I’m sad I stay with that feeling and try not to redirect it too quickly. I spend a little time respecting the sadness while being very careful not to…
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