When you feel angry about something or someone, take a step back and take a look at the situation. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is this situation in grand scheme of my life?
  • Will the situation be important in 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 years, or even 2 hours from now?
  • What could I have done to change the situation?
  • What can I do now to change the situation?
  • Have I just hurt myself in dealing with this situation?
  • Have I hurt others in dealing with this situation, whether I meant to or not?
  • Is there anybody I need to apologize to if I have hurt them? (Including yourself)
  • Do I need to talk to the other person about how I’m feeling? If so, is now a good time or should it wait until things have calmed down?
  • Is the issue a result of a bigger problem in my life I need to deal with?

Remember that you are important. Your life counts, and you can make a difference in this world. If you ever need to talk about this or anything else, feel free to get in touch with us. We’re here for you.