We all get wound up sometimes. Feeling angry about certain things which ‘aren’t fair’ or ‘not right’ is normal. However, there are healthy and productive ways to deal with anger. We need to learn some control over how we express our feelings.
Anger Between You and Others
When you are angry with someone, try to stay calm and tell them how you are feeling. Part of communication is listening, so it is important that you listen to their side of the story. Be open minded – maybe it was you that messed up. Be willing to apologize, and to forgive.
Anger Between You and a Life Situation
Sometimes situations in life make us upset; maybe you didn’t get that job, or place at University or College you worked hard for, or many other personal circumstances. If you feel stuck, persevere! Often things change and move forward when we don’t expect. You can make a difference in the lives of others. You are important and have so much value. Life can often appear to “suck”, and it seems like nothing will change, but take the opportunity as a chance to build your character and remember that your attitude can make a world of difference.
Dealing with Anger
When you are angry, don’t take it out on yourself or others. Find activities that will help you release that energy in a positive way which will benefit you. Go for a walk, paint a picture, take some photos, write poetry or music, or read a book. Some of the greatest and most beautiful art comes from deep emotions. Be positive.
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.