“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind”. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I don’t know about you, but I find myself experiencing anger lately. Last night, in particular, I started feeling anger. I am sure this is happening more than normal for some of us due to the pandemic we are in.
I am normally a positive and JOYful person, but I found myself getting angry. I would think about something and then add to the pot, and my anger started to grow larger.
But by this morning I had a break through and was able to shift it…..
I woke up feeling the feelings from the night before and I realized that I no longer wanted to experience them. They did not feel good to me, and in that instant I knew I wanted to pivot out of that situation. So here is what I did.
5 Things That I Did To Move Through My Anger
- I ACKNOWLEDGED and recognized that I indeed felt anger. In fact my daughter and I discussed this openly just a few minutes ago. I told her how I had gotten caught up in anger but that I now realize that the anger is not serving me and that I don’t like it. She then shared some feelings of anger she had yesterday and we each talked out our feelings. And then we smiled, felt relieved and carried on to our new day.
- I DECIDED that anger does not serve me. It only keeps me in fear and pain and that I do not like. No. No. No. I choose JOY on this road trip of life. 🙂
- I FELT it, but I did not hang on to it. I experienced it (energy in motion) but I did not stay in the experience. I MOVED through it to the other side.
- I used AWARENESS to realize what was going on and I accepted it, but I also made a conscious choice to pivot to a new experience and a new outcome.
- I did not JUDGE myself for feeling this way. I observed and I made choices to alter the experience and move through to a more positive place.
So I turned the angle on my anger and turned it into an angel 🙂
And it is interesting to note that the moment I shifted and cleared my anger the sun came out. 🙂
If you are feeling anger or other feelings that are not making you feel good at this time, I hope you find these 5 pivot points helpful. I know many people are suffering right now. Stay strong, know that you are loved and keep the faith that there are new and better days awaiting us.
All my Best,